Monday, December 3, 2018

(LML) Infolep monthly update with a selection of leprosy publications - December 2018

Leprosy Mailing List – December 3 ,  2018

Ref.:  (LML)   Infolep monthly update with a selection of leprosy publications - December 2018

From:  Jiske Erlings, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to this month's overview of leprosy research publications recently added to the Infolep portal.
Feel free to contact me for full text versions if a link to the full text is not included or for assistance with your literature research.
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Jiske Erlings,
Infolep Information officer


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New publications

Clinical management of leprosy patients during the yellow fever outbreak in Brazil.
Albuquerque RG, Tomimori J, Floeter-Winter LM, et al. Braz J Infect Dis. 2018 Nov 27.
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Immunogenetics of MHC and KIR in the Leprosy.
Alves HV, Tiyo BT, Sell AM, et al. IntechOpen. 2018:29.
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Ex-leprosy patients empowerment for improving living quality through empirical rational strategy in Makassar 2018.
Amelia AR, Amiruddin R, Arsin AA, et al. Ind. Jour. of Publ. Health Rese. & Develop. 2018; 9(10):572-577.
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Leprosy reactions.
Bilik L, Demir B, Cicek D. IntechOpen. 2018:11.
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Diagnosing lepromatous leprosy by liver biopsy: A case of granulomatous hepatitis.
Braghiroli NFA, Oliveira PD, Sadigursky M, et al. Lepr Rev. 2018; 89(3):306-309.
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Inflammatory cytokines in leprosy reactions and periodontal diseases.
Cortela DCB, Nogueira MRS, Pereira AC, et al. Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. Sao Paulo. 2018; 60:9.
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Leprosy: clinical and epidemiological study in patients above 60 years in Espírito Santo State - Brazil.
Diniz LM, Maciel LB. An Bras Dermatol. 2018; 93(6):824-828.
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The distribution and origins of ancient leprosy.
Donoghue HD, Taylor MG, Mendum TA, et al. IntechOpen. 2018:30.
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Pathogenesis of leprosy: An insight into B Lymphocytes and plasma cells.
Fabel A, Giovanna Brunasso AM, Schettini AP, et al. Am J Dermatopathol.
2018 Nov 5.
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Cutaneous mycobacterial infections.
Franco-Paredes C, Marcos LA, Henao-Martínez AF, et al. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2018 Nov 14;32(1).
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A case of lepromatous leprosy presenting with punched out infiltrated plaques, a diagnostic enigma.
Gajjar PC, Mehta HH, Sonagra B. Lepr Rev. 2018; 89(3):296-300.
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Childhood leprosy: A retrospective descriptive study from Delhi.
Ghunawat S, Relhan V, Mittal S, et al. Indian J Dermatol. 2018; 63(6):455-458.
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Immunohistochemistry of skin lesions in leprosy and leprosy reactions.
Govindan A, Sasidharanpillai S, Ajithkumar K, et al. Lepr Rev. 2018; 89(3):256-271.
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Quality of life of persons affected by leprosy in an endemic district, West Bengal, India.
Govindharaj P, Srinivasan S, Darlong J. Indian J Dermatol. 2018; 63(6):459-464.
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A new instrument to measure leprosy internalised stigma: the leprosy internalised stigma scale (LISS).
Govindharaj P, Srinivasan S, Darlong J, et al. Lepr Rev. 2018; 89(3):242-255.
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The role of PCR for mycobacterium leprae in patients with facial granulomatoses: A pilot study.
Gupta A, George R, Chaitanya S, et al. Lepr Rev. 2018; 89(3):280-288.
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The overview of anti-PGL-1 and Anti-IDALLE L-ESAT 6 IgG antibody titers in household contact of leprosy.
Hadi MI, Faizah H, Alamudi MY. International Conference on Sustainable Health Promotion. 2018; 1:1-4.
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New etiology of leprosy in Myanmar: another two patients.
Htet L, Kai M, Miyamoto Y. Lepr Rev. 2018; 89(3):316-318.
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Stability (test-retest) reliability, concurrent, convergent and divergent validity of the Igbo version of participation scale (I-Pscale) among people living with Hansen's disease in South-east Nigeria.
Ibikunle PO, Obi CS. Lepr Rev. 2018; 89(3):231–241.
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Leprosy mimicking a diabetic dermopathy.
Jamani NA, Shalihin MSE, Norawi AA. Pahang Research Day 2018. 2018.
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Identical twins with borderline lepromatous leprosy mimicking extensive alopecia areata: A rare presentation.
Jassi R, Burman KD, Swarnkar B, et al. Lepr Rev. 2018; 89(3):301-305.
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Genetic variation in pattern-recognition receptors and association with leprosy.
de Jorge KTOS, Soriani FM. IntechOpen. 2018:17.
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Pain perception and functional limitation, assessed in the years after nerve decompression in leprosy.
Kenedi MDT, de Freitas Cabral E, Narahashi K, et al. Lepr Rev. 2018; 89(3):208-218.
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Discrimination of Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium haemophilum in clinical isolates/specimens by multiple PCR assay and prediction of drug susceptibility.
Kitaoka N, Fukano H, Yoshida M, et al. J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Nov 21.
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Leprosy, Two Cases of the Tuberculoid Form in Venezuela, and A Short Review.
Lapenta J. Invest Demerol and Venereol Res. 2018; 4(1):22-29.
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Molecular detection of Mycobacterium leprae by Polymerase Chain Reaction in captive and free-ranging wild animals.
Maruyama FH, Morgado TO, Pacheco RC, et al. Braz J Infect Dis. 2018.
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Leprosy: The ancient and stubborn disease.
Mawardi P. IntechOpen. 2018:16.
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Wide awake tendon transfers in leprosy patients in India.
Mohammed AK, Lalonde DH. Hand Clin. 2019; 35(1):67-84.
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Tendências da hanseníase após implementação de um projeto de intervenção em uma capital da Região Norte do Brasil, 2002-2016 / [Leprosy trends following implementation of an intervention project in a state capital in the North of Brazil, 2002-2016].
Monteiro LD, Lopes LSO, Santos PRD, et al. Cad Saude Publica. 2018 Nov 23;34(11):e00007818.
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Incidence and clinical profile of leprosy in a tertiary care hospital in Hyderabad, Telangana.
Nalamada S, Khan SA, Saher L, et al. International journal of contemporary medical research. 2018; 5(10):1-5.
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Case report: Ulnar nerve leprosy abscess-palsy (UNLAP) diagnosis.
Omran K. Journal of orthopaedics trauma surgery and related research. 2018; 13(3):1-3.
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Active search for cases of leprosy in the city of Manaus.
Santos M, Pedrosa VL, Pennini SN, et al. An Bras Dermatol. 2018; 93(6):930-931.
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Use of peripheral sensibility and intrinsic muscle dysfunction of hands and feet in household contacts of patients as a screening test for early diagnosis of leprosy in two endemic areas of Colombia.
Schutte MH, Serrano-Coll H, Theuvenet WJ, et al. Lepr Rev. 2018; 89(3):197-207.
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Leprosy revisited.
Sehgal VN. Clin Dermatol Res Ther. 2018; 2(1):118.
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Clinico-histological correlation in Hansen's disease: Three-year experience at a newly established tertiary care center in central India.
Semwal S, Joshi D, Goel G, et al. Indian J Derm. 2018; 63(6):465-468.
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Evaluation of monocyte subsets and markers of activation in leprosy reactions.
Shibuya M, Bergheme G, Passos S, et al. Microbes Infect. 2018.
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The inflammasome in leprosy skin lesions: an immunohistochemical evaluation.
Silva LM, de Sousa JR, Hirai KE, et al. Infect Drug Resist. 2018; 11:2231—2240.
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Application of clustering technique with Kohonen self-organizing Maps for the epidemiological analysis of leprosy.
da Silva YED, Salgado CG, Conde VMG, et al. Springer International Publishing. 2018.
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Leprosy in the elderly population of Alagoas.
da Silva DDB, Tavares CM, Gomes NMC, et al. Rev. Bras. Geriatr. Gerontol. 2018; 21(5):553-561.
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Unusually massive ulnar nerve abscess in a leprosy patient; a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.
Singal A, Kayarkatte MN, Pandhi D, et al. Lepr Rev. 2018; 89(3):289-295.
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VDR polymorphism, gene expression and vitamin D levels in leprosy patients from North Indian population.
Singh I, Lavania M, Pathak VK, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Nov 27;12(11):e0006823.
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Erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL) mimicking Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliform acuta (PLEVA): An atypical presentation.
Sirka CS, Sahu K, Pradhan S, et al. Lepr Rev. 2018; 89(3):310-315.
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Profile of dermatological consultations in Brazil (2018).
Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia, Miot HA, Penna GO, et al. An Bras Dermatol. 2018 Nov/Dec;93(6):916-928.
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Immunohistochemical characterization of the M4 macrophage population in leprosy skin lesions.
de Sousa JR, Lucena Neto FD, Sotto MN, et al. BMC Infect. Dis. 2018; 18(1):576.
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Organization of oversight for integrated control of neglected tropical diseases within Ministries of Health.
Standley C, Boyce MR, Klineberg A, Essix G, Katz R. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Nov 21;12(11):e0006929.
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A study to assess the level of self-esteem among leprosy patients at selected societies of Sangli District.
Teli AR, Ghorapade N. Inter. Jour. of Nurs. Educ. 2018; 10(4):12-14.
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Leprosy services in primary health care in India: comparative economic cost analysis of two public-health settings.
Tiwari A, Blok DJ, Suryawanshi P, et al. Trop. Med. Int. Health. 2018.
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Barriers to promoting advance care planning for residents living in a sanatorium for hansen's disease: A qualitative study of residents and staff in Japan.
Tsuruwaka M, Yokose R. Asian Bioeth Rev. 2018; 10(3):199-217.
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Paucibacillary leprosy: Reappraisal using Ziehl-Neelsen staining of slit skin smears and 16S rRNA Real time polymerase chain reaction of nasal swabs.
Turankar RP, Lavania M, Singh I, et al. Lepr Rev. 2018; 89(3):272-279.
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Association of non-tuberculous mycobacteria with Mycobacterium leprae in environment of leprosy endemic regions in India.
Turankar RP, Singh V, Gupta H, et al. Infect. Genet. Evol. 2018.
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The Incidence of erythema nodosum leprosum in India: A retrospective follow-up of the INFIR Cohort.
Walker SL, Lebas E, Das P, et al. Lepr Rev. 2018; 89(3):321-324.
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Integrated management of skin NTDs-lessons learned from existing practice and field research.
Yotsu RR. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2018 Nov 14;3(4).
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High detection rate of new cases of multibacillary leprosy in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil: an observational study from 2001-2015.
Zanella LF, de Sousa IBA, dos Barbosa MS, et al. Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. Sao Paulo. 2018; 60:9.
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Meta-analysis identifies MHC Loci in or near HLA-DRB1, HLA-DQA1, HLA-C as associated with leprosy in Chinese Han population.
Zhang X, Cheng Y, Zhang Q, et al. J Invest Dermatol. 2018 Oct 30.
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