Thursday, April 19, 2018

(LML) Invitation to LRI e-survey on Research Priorities



Leprosy Mailing List – April 19,  2018

Ref.:   (LML) Invitation to LRI e-survey on Research Priorities

From:  Nienke Veldhui,zen

Dear colleagues,


At the LRI (Leprosy Research Initiative), we are currently evaluating our research priorities and with this e-mail we would like to invite you to participate.

In this study, we are using a combination of key informant interviews, focus group discussions (FGD), an e-survey and finally we will use a so-called Delphi panel to rank the research topics according to their priority. The current invitation is for the e-survey.

We realize that some of you have already participated in other parts of this study. If so - you may still choose to participate in this e-survey. Moreover, we are distributing this e-survey via various ways and apologize if you may receive this invitation more than once.

We are hoping to reach many different stakeholders with this e-mail who are involved in leprosy care, control or research as well as persons affected by leprosy. You may also forward this invitation to others whom you think would be important to include.

Please note that you are only asked to complete the survey once.

In this e-survey, which will take approximately 10-15 minutes of your time, we would like to ask your opinion on how important different research topics are according to you. Furthermore, we would like to know if you think there are some important research topics missing from the list.

If you choose to participate, would you be so kind to complete the survey before May 15th?

You can use this link to access the e-survey:  Complete the survey

If you have any questions concerning this project or the e-survey, please contact Zahra Khazai at:

Your input is very valuable to this study and will contribute to a comprehensive list of current research priorities. We would like to thank you in advance for your contribution to this study!


Nienke Veldhuijzen  

The Leprosy Research Initiative


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Monday, April 16, 2018

(LML) InfoNTD Information on cross-cutting issues in NTDs


Leprosy Mailing List – April 16,  2018

Ref.:   (LML) InfoNTD Information on cross-cutting issues in NTDs

From:  Ilse Egers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dear colleagues,


The newsletter provides you with a selection of news items and recent publications on cross-cutting issues in NTDs. Our starting point is to add articles covering a wide variety of issues. Unfortunately, this is not always possible due to a limited diversity in and shortage of articles on cross-cutting issues and NTDs.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or to receive the PDF if a link to the full text is not included. Our document delivery service is free!

Ilse Egers
InfoNTD Information officer




Video InfoNTD
As you probably know InfoNTD is the international knowledge center for information on cross-cutting issues in Neglected Tropical Diseases. The Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) produced a video, in cooperation with InfoNTD, that gives you an impression of the website.






New publications



Developing a Buruli ulcer community of practice in Bankim, Cameroon: A model for Buruli ulcer outreach in Africa.
Awah PK, Boock AU, Mou F, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018; 12(3):e0006238.
Abstract In Cameroon, previous efforts to identify Buruli ulcer through the mobilization of community health workers, yielded poor results. In this paper, we describe the successful creation of a BU community of practice in Cameroon composed of hospital staff, former patients, CHWs, and traditional healers.
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The role of community participation for sustainable integrated neglected tropical diseases and water, sanitation and hygiene intervention programs: A pilot project in Tanzania.
Madon S, Malecela MN, Mashoto K, et al. Soc Sci Med. 2018; 202:28-37.
Abstract Strategies aimed at reducing the prevalence of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Tanzania including those attributed to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) problems have been largely top-down in nature. They have focused on strengthening the governance of NTD-WASH programs by integrating different vertical disease programs and improving the efficiency of report-generation. In this paper, we argue for community participation as an effective strategy for developing sustainable village health governance.
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The role of gender relations in uptake of mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis in Alor District, Indonesia.
Krentel A, Wellings K. Parasit Vectors. 2018; 11(1):179.
Abstract The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis has set 2020 as a target to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF) as a public health problem through mass drug administration (MDA) to all eligible people living in endemic areas. To obtain a better understanding of compliance with LF treatment, a qualitative study using 43 in-depth interviews was carried out in Indonesia. In this paper, we report on the findings specific to the role of family and gender relations and how they affect compliance.
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Psychosocial burden of localised cutaneous Leishmaniasis: a scoping review.
Bennis I, De Brouwere V, Belrhiti Z, et al. BMC Public Health. 2018; 18(1):358.
Abstract Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) is a parasitic skin disease, linked to poverty, and belonging to the group of Neglected Tropical Diseases. Depending on the severity, the type of lesions or scars, and the context, CL can lead to self- and social stigma influencing the quality of life and psychological well-being of the patient. This dimension is, however, little documented for the most common, localized form of cutaneous leishmaniasis (LCL). We aimed to describe the current knowledge on the psychological burden and the stigma related to LCL.
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Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding urinary schistosomiasis among adults in the Ekombe Bonji Health Area, Cameroon.
Folefa LN, Peter N-F, Verla VS, et al. Pan Afr Med J. 2018; 29:161.
Abstract Urinary schistosomiasis (US) is endemic in Cameroon. Knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) are important aspects for control of the disease. However, data on these remain scanty. We aimed at evaluating knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding urinary schistosomiasis among adults in households in the Ekombe Bonji health area.
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The associations between water and sanitation and hookworm infection using cross-sectional data from Togo's national deworming program.
Baker JM, Trinies V, Bronzan RN, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018; 12(3):e0006374.
Abstract Sustainable control of soil-transmitted helminths requires a combination of chemotherapy treatment and environmental interventions, including access to safe drinking water, sufficient water for hygiene, use of clean sanitation facilities, and handwashing (WASH). We quantified associations between home-, school-, and community-level WASH characteristics and hookworm infection-both prevalence and eggs per gram of stool (intensity)-among Togolese school children in the context of community-based chemotherapy treatments administered in the country from 2010 through 2014.
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Evolution of epilepsy prevalence and incidence in a Tanzanian area endemic for onchocerciasis and the potential impact of community-directed treatment with ivermectin: a cross-sectional study and comparison over 28 years.
Greter H, Mmbando B, Makunde W, et al. BMJ Open. 2018; 8(3):e017188.
Abstract In onchocerciasis endemic areas, a distinctive form of epilepsy has been described as nodding syndrome, affecting children and causing nodding seizures, mental retardation and debilitating physical development. Onchocerciasis control programmes using community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI) are implemented in endemic countries. This study is designed to contribute to a better understanding of the linkage between the onset of epilepsy, onchocerciasis and CDTI.
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Delayed versus standard assessment for excision surgery in patients with Buruli ulcer in Benin: a randomised controlled trial.
Wadagni AC, Barogui YT, Johnson RC, et al. Lancet Infect Dis. 2018.
Abstract Surgical intervention was once the mainstay of treatment for Buruli ulcer disease, a neglected tropical disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans. Since the introduction of streptomycin and rifampicin for 8 weeks as standard care, surgery has persisted as an adjunct therapy, but its role is uncertain. We investigated the effect of delaying the decision to operate to 14 weeks on rates of healing without surgery.
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Climate change and the neglected tropical diseases.
Booth M. Advances in Parasitology. 2018.
Abstract Climate change is expected to impact across every domain of society, including health. The majority of the world's population is susceptible to pathological, infectious disease whose life cycles are sensitive to environmental factors across different physical phases including air, water and soil. This review offers an introduction into the terms and processes deployed in modelling climate change and reviews the state of the art in terms of research into how climate change may affect future transmission of NTDs.
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From river blindness control to elimination: bridge over troubled water.
Colebunders R, Basáñez M-G, Siling K, et al. Infect Dis Poverty. 2018; 7(1):21.
Abstract An estimated 25 million people are currently infected with onchocerciasis, and 99% of these are in sub-Saharan Africa. The African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control closed in December 2015 and the World Health Organization has established a new structure, the Expanded Special Project for the Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases for the coordination of technical support for activities focused on five neglected tropical diseases in Africa, including onchocerciasis elimination.
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Report of the first international workshop on onchocerciasis-associated epilepsy.
Colebunders R, Mandro M, Njamnshi AK, et al. Infect Dis Poverty. 2018; 7(1):23.
Abstract On October 12-142017, the first international workshop on onchocerciasis-associated epilepsy (OAE) was held in Antwerp, Belgium. The workshop was attended by 79 participants from 20 different countries. Recent research findings strongly suggest that O. volvulus is an important contributor to epilepsy, particularly in meso- and hyperendemic areas for onchocerciasis.
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Results of a confirmatory mapping tool for Lymphatic filariasis endemicity classification in areas where transmission was uncertain in Ethiopia.
Sime H, Gass KM, Mekasha S, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018; 12(3):e0006325.
Abstract The goal of the global lymphatic filariasis (LF) program is to eliminate the disease as a public health problem by the year 2020. The WHO mapping protocol that is used to identify endemic areas in need of mass drug administration (MDA) uses convenience-based sampling. In this paper, we present the Ethiopian experience of implementing the new confirmatory mapping tool and discuss the implications of the results for the LF program in Ethiopia and globally.
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What is the impact of water sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities on care seeking behaviour and patient satisfaction? A systematic review of the evidence from low and middle income countries.
Bouzid M, Cumming O, Hunter P. BMJ Glob Health. 2018.
Abstract Patient satisfaction with healthcare has clear implications on service use and health outcomes. Barriers to care seeking are complex and multiple and delays in seeking care are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We sought to assess the relationship between water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) provision in healthcare facilities and patient satisfaction/ care seeking behaviour in Low and Middle Income Countries.
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Community-based mass treatment with azithromycin for the elimination of yaws in Ghana-Results of a pilot study.
Abdulai AA, Agana-Nsiire P, Biney F, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018; 12(3):e0006303.
Abstract The WHO yaws eradication strategy consists of one round of total community treatment (TCT) of single-dose azithromycin with coverage of > 90%.The efficacy of the strategy to reduce the levels on infection has been demonstrated previously in isolated island communities in the Pacific region. We aimed to determine the efficacy of a single round of TCT with azithromycin to achieve a decrease in yaws prevalence in communities that are endemic for yaws and surrounded by other yaws-endemic areas.
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A decade bibliometric analysis of global research on leishmaniasis in Web of Science database.
Soosaraei M, Khasseh AA, Fakhar M, et al. Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2018; 26:30-37.
Abstract Leishmaniasis is an extremely relevant tropical disease, with global distribution. It still remains a main public health concern in low-income countries, and it is necessary to support more research on this common disease. Thus, a bibliometric analysis of the global scientific production on leishmaniasis was carried out.
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The changing global landscape of health and disease: addressing challenges and opportunities for sustaining progress towards control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
Molyneux DH, Dean L, Adekeye O, et al. Parasitology. 2018:1-8.
Abstract The drive to control neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) has had many successes but to reach defined targets new approaches are required. Over the last decade, NTD control programmes have benefitted from increased resources, and from effective partnerships and long-term pharmaceutical donations. This paper attempts to address the challenges to end the chronic pandemic of NTDs and achieve the SDG targets.
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Neglected Tropical Disease control - the case for adaptive, location-specific solutions.
Booth M, Clements A. Trends Parasitol. 2018.
Abstract The world is experiencing environmental and social change at an unprecedented rate, with the effects being felt at local, regional, and international scales. This phenomenon may disrupt interventions against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that operate on the basis of linear scaling and 'one-size-fits-all'. Here we argue that investment in field-based data collection and building modelling capacity is required.
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Lymphoedema management to prevent acute dermatolymphangioadenitis in podoconiosis (GoLBeT): a pragmatic randomised controlled trial in northern Ethiopia.
Negussie H, Molla M, Ngari M, et al. Lancet Glob Health. 2018.
Abstract Podoconiosis (endemic, non-filarial elephantiasis) affects ~4 million subsistence farmers in tropical Africa. Limited awareness of the condition and lack of evidence for treatment mean that no endemic-country government yet offers lymphoedema management for podoconiosis patients. Among patients with filarial lymphoedema, trials suggest that limb care is effective in reducing the most disabling sequelae: acute dermatolymphangioadenitis episodes.
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Geohelminth infections and associated risk factors among children living in selected shanty (batcher) settlements in Port Harcourt Metropolis, Rivers State, Nigeria.
Chinenye NG, Eze NC, Nduka FO. Int J Trop Dis Health. 2018; 29(1):1-8.
Abstract To determine the prevalence of intestinal parasites and their associated risk factors among children living in some selected shanty settlements in Nigeria, a cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out in Nigeria.
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Implementation of a decentralized community-based treatment program to improve the management of Buruli ulcer in the Ouinhi district of Benin, West Africa.
Amoussouhoui AS, Sopoh GE, Wadagni AC, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018; 12(3):e0006291.
Abstract Mycobacterium ulcerans infection, commonly known as Buruli ulcer (BU), is a debilitating neglected tropical disease. Its management remains complex and has three main components: antibiotic treatment combining rifampicin and streptomycin for 56 days, wound dressings and skin grafts for large ulcerations, and physical therapy to prevent functional limitations after care. In this paper, we report on an innovative pilot program designed to introduce BU decentralization in Ouinhi district, one of Benin's most endemic districts previously served by centralized hospital-based care.
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Re-Imagining Global Health Partnerships in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Era
April 23,  London, UK
Royal Society of Medicine
This half day meeting will gather academics, funders and practitioners from health and development sectors together to discuss how health partnerships can collaborate with and promote inter-disciplinary research.



LML - S Deepak, B Naafs, S Noto and P Schreuder

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Contact: Dr Pieter Schreuder <<

Sunday, April 15, 2018

(LML) Infolep update on new leprosy publications – April 2018

Leprosy Mailing List – April 15,  2018

Ref.:    (LML) Infolep update on new leprosy publications – April 2018

From:  Jiske Erlings, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dear colleagues, 

Below you will find another overview of new publications on leprosy and related subjects.
Did you know that the Infolep portal gives you access to over 27,629 publications on leprosy?
Feel free to contact me to receive the full text versions if a link to the full text is not included or for assistance with your literature research. You are also invited to send us your publications on leprosy or material on leprosy in your language for inclusion in the portal.

With warm regards,

Jiske Erlings,
Infolep Information officer



Highlighted publications



BCG vaccines: WHO position paper 
Wkly Epidemiol Rec. 2018 Feb 23;93(8):73-96. English, French.
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World Health Organization. BCG vaccine: WHO position paper, February 2018 - Recommendations.
Vaccine. 2018 Mar 30.
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Importance of early diagnosis in cases of foot drop due to leprosy / Jagirdar P. 2018.
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New publications



World Health Organization. BCG vaccine: WHO position paper, February 2018 - Recommendations.
Vaccine. 2018 Mar 30.
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Subclinical leprosy manifesting as a reversal reaction after LHRH agonist administration.
Carmo RLML, Cintra ML, Velho PENF, et al. IDCases. 2018; 12:32-33.
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How stigma distorts justice: the exile and isolation of leprosy patients in Hawai`i.
Cheung ATM. Asian Bioeth Rev. 2018:14.
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Vaccines for Leprosy and Tuberculosis: Opportunities for Shared Research, Development, and Application.
Coppola M, van den Eeden SJF, Robbins N, et al. Front Immunol. 2018 Feb 26;9:308.
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Mast cell heterogeneity and anti-inflammatory annexin A1 expression in leprosy skin lesions.
Costa MB, Mimura KKO, Freitas AA, Microb Pathog. 2018 Mar 29;118:277-284.
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Clinico-Pathological Profile of Leprosy Cases in an Institutional Setting.
Deora MS, Kushwaha AS. Ijppr.Human. 2018; 11(3):83-88.
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Can anti-PGL-1 and anti-NDO-LID-1 antibody titers be used to predict the risk of reactions in leprosy patients?
Devides AC, Rosa PS, de Faria Fernandes Belone A, et al. 2018.
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LepVax, a defined subunit vaccine that provides effective pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis of M. leprae infection.
Duthie MS, Pena MT, Ebenezer GJ, et al. npj Vaccines. 2018; (1).
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Social acceptance and quality of life of leprosy patient.
Eyanoer PC. IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 2018; 125.
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High frequency of M. leprae DNA detection in asymptomatic household contacts.
Gama RS, Gomides TAR, Gama CFM, et al. BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Apr 2;18(1):153.
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Is disability in leprosy still a burden? A cross-sectional study in a rural block in Tamil Nadu, India.
Ganesan DK, Muthunarayanan L. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Mar 16.
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Clinical and Neurophysiological Features of Leprosy Patients with Neuropathic Pain.
Giesel LM, Pitta IJR, Silveira RC, et al. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Apr 2.
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Work and Leprosy: women in their pains, struggles and toils.
Gonçalves M, Prado MARD, Silva SSD, et al.  Rev Bras Enferm. 2018; 71(suppl 1):660-667.
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Spatial distribution of leprosy in India: an ecological study.
Grantz KH, Chabaari W, Samuel RK, et al. Infect Dis Poverty. 2018 Mar 27;7(1):20.
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Reactive perforating leprosy, erythema multiforme-like reactions, sweet's syndrome-like reactions as atypical clinical manifestations of Type 2 leprosy reaction.
Gunawan H, Yogya Y, Hafinah R, et al. Int J Mycobacteriol. 2018 Jan-Mar;7(1):97-100.
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Leprosy manifesting with type 2 leprae reaction in a patient presenting with chronic fever: A case report.
Herekar FF, Ashraf H, Salahuddin N. J Pak Med Assoc. 2018; 68(4):653-655.
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Quantitative evaluation of maxillary bone deformation by computed tomography in patients with leprosy.
Kasai N, Kondo O, Suzuki K, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Mar 9;12(3):e0006341.
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Drug targeted virtual screening and molecular dynamics of LipU protein of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium leprae.
Kaur G, Pandey B, Kumar A, et al. J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn. 2018:1-38.
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Socioeconomic benefit to individuals of achieving 2020 targets for four neglected tropical diseases controlled/eliminated by innovative and intensified disease management: Human African trypanosomiasis, leprosy, visceral leishmaniasis, Chagas disease.
Lenk EJ, Redekop WK, Luyendijk M, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Mar 13;12(3):e0006250.
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The distribution of district-level leprosy incidence in India is geometric-stable, consistent with subcriticality.
Lietman TM, Worden L, Liu F, et al. Epidemics. 2018 Feb 14.
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Utility of immunoglobulin isotypes against LID-1 and NDO-LID for, particularly IgG1, confirming the diagnosis of multibacillary leprosy.
Marçal PHF, de Fraga LAO, de Mattos AMM, et al. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz. 2018; 113(5):e170467.
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Leprosy and American cutaneous leishmaniasis coinfection.
Mercadante LM, Pegas ES, dos Santos MAS, et al. An Bras Dermatol. 2018; 93(1):123-125.
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Emerging concepts of adaptive immunity in leprosy.
Mitra DK, Sadhu S. Front Immunol. 2018.
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Dietary diversity and poverty as risk factors for leprosy in Indonesia: A case-control study.
Oktaria S, Hurif NS, Naim W, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Mar 13;12(3):e0006317.
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Fatal dapsone hypersensitivity syndrome with hypothyroidism and steroid-induced diabetes mellitus.
Pai S, Munshi R, Nayak C. Indian J Pharmacol. 2017 Sep-Oct;49(5):396-398.
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Chronic, persistent angioedema and sinusitis-like presentation of multibacillary leprosy.
Pawar M, Zawar V, Kumavat S, et al. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2018 Mar 7.
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A study of selenium in leprosy.
Partogi D, Dalimunthe DA, Hazlianda CP. Open Access Maced J Med Sci. 2018; 6(3):1-3.
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Innate immune responses in leprosy.
Pinheiro RO, Schmitz V, Silva BJ, et al. Front Immunol. 2018.
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Clinical and Histopathological Response to Multidrug Therapy in Paucibacillary Leprosy at the end of 6 Months: A Prospective Observational Study from Eastern India.
Podder I, Saha A, Bandyopadhyay D. Indian J Dermatol. 2018 Jan-Feb;63(1):47-52.
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Systemic nocardiosis in a lepromatous leprosy patient with type 2 reaction.
Pretty M, Bifi J, Radhakrishnan K, et al. Int J Dermatol. 2018 Mar 9.
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Neuropathic pain in leprosy: symptom profile characterization and comparison with neuropathic pain of other etiologies.
Raicher I, Stump PRNAG, Harnik SB, et al. PAIN Reports. 2018:1-7.
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Enzymatic Oxidative Stress Indicators and Oxidative Stress Index in Patients of Leprosy.
Raka I, Rastogi MK, Gahalaut P, et al. Nepal J Dermatol Venereol & Leprol. 2018; 16(1):35-40.
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Current situation of leprosy in India and its future implications.
Rao NP, Suneetha S. Indian Dermatol Online J. 2018; 9(2):83-89.
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BCG and adverse events in the context of leprosy.
Richardus R, van Hooij A, van den Eeden S, et al. Front Immunol. 2018.
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miRNome Expression Analysis Reveals New Players on Leprosy Immune Physiopathology.
Salgado CG, Pinto P, Bouth RC, et al. Front Immunol. 2018 Mar 9;9:463.
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[Leprosy trends in children under 15 years of age in Brazil, 2001-2016].
Schneider PB, Freitas BHBM. Cad Saude Publica. 2018 Mar 12;34(3):e00101817.
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Coinfection of leprosy and tuberculosis.
Shetty S, Umakanth S, Manandhar B, et al. BMJ Case Rep. 2018; 2018.
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Blood coagulation abnormalities in multibacillary leprosy patients.
Silva DSD, Teixeira LAC, Beghini DG, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Mar 22; 12(3):e0006214.
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Resistance to anti leprosy drugs in multi-bacillary leprosy: A cross sectional study from a tertiary care centre in eastern Uttar Pradesh, India.
Singh SK, Kumar A, Nath G, et al. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2018 Mar 14.
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Autoimmunity to tropomyosin- specific peptides induced by M. leprae in leprosy patients: Identification of mimicking proteins.
Singh I, Yadav AR, Mohanty KK, et al. Front Immunol. 2018.
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Final Leprosy Push: Out of Society.
Thangaraju P, Venkatesan S, Showkath Ali MK. Indian J Community Med. 2018 Jan-Mar;43(1):58-59.
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Structural Implications of Mutations Conferring Rifampin Resistance in Mycobacterium leprae.
Vedithi SC, Malhotra S, Das M, et al. Sci Rep. 2018 Mar 22;8(1):5016.
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Multibacillary Leprosy in a Child.
Wang M, Zhu HJ, Geng QW, et al. Chin Med J (Engl). 2018 Apr 5;131(7):877-878.
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Association analysis of the genetic polymorphisms with leprosy subtypes in Chinese Han
population from Northern China.

Wang C, Wang Z, Wang H, et al. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2018 Mar 24.
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Extensive Lepromatous Lymphadenitis Preceding Lesions on the Face and Earlobes: An Unusual Presentation of Leprosy in Singapore.
Yang SYS, Leong WMS, Kasunuran CMT, et al. Case Rep Dermatol. 2018 Feb 14;10(1):35-40.
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Journals & Newsletters



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