Sunday, January 14, 2018

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

Leprosy Mailing List – January 14,  2017

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

From:  Jiske Erlings, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dear Pieter and LML readers,


Happy New Year and welcome to the first Infolep mailing of 2018.

Did you know that the Infolep portal gives you access to over
27,380 publications on leprosy (with 1,180 items added in 2017).  The purpose of this monthly newsletter is to inform you about recent publications on leprosy and related subjects.  Feel free to contact me to receive the full text versions if a link to the full text is not provided. Assistance with your literature research is also possible. Do you have any leprosy research or training material you would like to share? Please send me an e-mail (

We would like to thank our partners American Leprosy Missions, DAHW, Damien Foundation, Fairmed, Fontilles, Fondation Raoul Follereau, Lepra, Leprosy Relief Canada and Netherlands Leprosy Relief for their continued support. With their help we can continue to strive for the best possible leprosy information services in 2018!

Wishing everyone a peaceful new year! 

Jiske Erlings,
Infolep Information officer




Highlighted publications



World Leprosy Day 2018
Check out the new Infolep WLD2018 resources pages for an overview of recent research publications on childhood leprosy & prevention of disability in children.

Leprosy Review - 2017 nr 4
Read online here

Reaching a Billion. Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases. Fifth progress report on the London Declaration on NTDs. - 2017
Read online here



New publications



A novel vitamin D receptor polymorphism associated with leprosy.
Araújo TG, Oliveira GP, de Matos Oliveira F, et al. J. Dermatol. Sci. 2017.
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Childhood leprosy in the postelimination era: A vision achieved or a concern growing at large.
Babu A, Bhat RM, Jayaraman J. Indian J Paediatr Dermatol. 2018;19(1):26-30.
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Health-related quality of life amongst people affected by erythema nodosum leprosum in Bangladesh: a cross sectional study.
Bowers B, Butlin RC, Alam K, et al. Lepr Rev. 2017; 88(4):488–498.
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The repetitive element RLEP is a highly specific target for the detection of Mycobacterium leprae.
Braet S, Vandelannoote K, Meehan CJ, et al. J. Clin. Microbiol. 2018.
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Histological spectrum of pure neuritic leprosy with atypical clinical presentation at a tertiary care centre.
Chatterjee D, Kapatia G, Saikia UN, et al. Lepr Rev. 2017; 88(4):478–487.
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Drug resistance pattern of Mycobacterium leprae from mouse footpad cultivation between 1997 to 2013 in Malaysia.
Dalawi I, Tang MM, Osman AS, et al. Lepr Rev. 2017; 88(4):463-477.
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Use of fine needle aspirate from peripheral nerves of pure-neural leprosy for cytology and polymerase chain reaction to confirm the diagnosis: a follow-up study of 4 years.
De A, Hasanoor Reja AH, Aggarwal I, et al. Indian J Dermatol. 2017; 62(6):635-643.
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Psychometric evaluation of the SARI stigma assessment scale and an understanding of stigma amongst people affected by leprosy in Iran.
Ebrahimi H, Bayat ZS, Ravesh NN, et al. Lepr Rev. 2017; 88(4):554–562.
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Analysis of the epidemiological situation of leprosy in an endemic area in Brazil: spatial distribution in the periods 2001 - 2003 and 2010 - 2012.
de Freitas LRS, Duarte EC, Garcia LP. Rev Bras Epidemiol. 2017; 20(4):702-713.
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Retrospective active case finding in Cambodia: an innovative approach to leprosy control in a low-endemic country.
Fürst T, Cavaliero A, Lay S, et al. Acta Trop. 2017.
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Peripheral neuropathy is not the end but the beginning.
El Gency HI, Ghanema M, Hussein SA. Lepr Rev. 2017; 88(4): 574- 582.
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Pure neuritic leprosy.
Forgione P, Barabino G, Cavalchini A, et a. G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2018 Feb;153(1):124-126.
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Hansen's disease: An unusual presentation.
George T, Venkataraman M, Mukhopadhyay S, et al. J Family Med Prim Care. 2017; 6(3):666-668.
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Swan neck deformity mimicking claw hand caused by arthritis in leprosy.
Gunawan H, Haryati NS, Suwarsa O. Case Rep Dermatol. 2017 Nov 14;9(3):231-235.
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High occurrence of disabilities caused by leprosy: census from a hyperendemic area in Brazil's savannah region.
Haefner K, Walther F, Chichava OA, et al. Lepr Rev. 2017; 88(4):520–532.
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Incidence of mycobacterial disorders in Indian adult male service population followed for over two decades.
Hari Kumar KVS, Patnaik SK. J Infect Public Health. 2017.
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Ten failings in global neglected tropical diseases control.
Hotez PJ. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Dec 21;11(12):e0005896.
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Disfiguring facial lesions and loss of sensation.
Hundemer M, Wan CR. JAAPA. 2018; 31(1):27-29.
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Indicators related to physical disability and diagnosis of leprosy / Indicadores relacionados a incapacidade física e diagnóstico de hanseníase.
de Leano HAM, et al. Rev Rene. 2017 Nov-Dec; 18(6):832-9.
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Immune Checkpoints in Leprosy: Immunotherapy As a Feasible Approach to Control Disease Progression.
Lima HR, Gasparoto TH, de Souza Malaspina TS, et al. Front Immunol. 2017 Dec 11;8:1724.
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Arresting Leprosy: Therapeutic Outcomes Besides Cure.
López RN. Am J Public Health. 2018 Feb;108(2):196-202.
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Enhanced active case-finding, identifying leprosy cases missed by recent detection campaigns in Munger District, Bihar, India.
Mangeard-Lourme J, Singh A, Singh RK, et al. Lepr Rev. 2017; 88(4):452–462.
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Epidemiology of leprosy in Iran from 2005 to 2015.
Mansori K, Ayubi E, Nasehi M, et al. Tanaffos. 2017; 16(2):144-148.
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Evaluation of 16S rRNA qPCR for detection of Mycobacterium leprae DNA in nasal secretion and skin biopsy samples from multibacillary and paucibacillary leprosy cases.
Marques LEC, Frota CC, da Quetz JS, et al. Pathog Glob Health. 2017:1-7.
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Elevated pentraxin-3 concentrations in patients with leprosy: potential biomarker of erythema nodosum leprosum.
Mendes MA, de Carvalho DS, Amadeu TP, et al. J Infect Dis. 2017 Dec 19; 216(12):1635-1643.
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A case report of erythroderma in a patient with borderline leprosy on reversal reaction: a result of the exacerbated reaction?
Miyashiro D, Vieira AP, Trindade MAB, et al. BMC Dermatol. 2017 Dec 20;17(1):16.
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Multibacillary leprosy and the elderly: a field for further research.
Nobre ML, Amorim FM, De Souza MCF, et al. Lepr Rev. 2017; 88(4):510–519.
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Historical perspectives on leprosy control in Nigeria: problems and prospects.
Okeke T, Nwankwo IU. International journal of health and social inquiry. 2017; 3(1):141-151.
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Leprosy: An overview of epidemiology and risk factor in Indonesia.
Prakoeswa FRS, Sutrisna EM. J.Bio.Innov. 2017; 6(6):991-995.
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The influence of cognitive behaviour therapy to decrease the level of depression for leprosy sufferer.
Rahmawati I, Yuniarti EV. IJNM. 2017; 1(1):69-73.
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Study of radiological changes of bones in leprosy patients.
Reddy BK, Sreedevi L, Suryanarayana S. AIMDR. 2017; 4(1):5-8.
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The impact of seasonal climate on new case detection rate of leprosy in Brazil (2008–2012).
Rocha ACAA, Junger WL, Da Cruz WJA, et al. Lepr Rev. 2017; 88(4):533-542.
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Surveillance of intradomiciliary contacts of leprosy cases: perspective of the client in a hyperendemic municipality.
Romanholo HSB, Souza EA, Ramos Jr AN, et al. Rev Bras Enferm [Internet]. 2018;71(1):163-9.
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The impact of Erythema nodosum leprosum on health related quality of life in Rio de Janeiro.
Sales AM, Illarramendi X, Walker SL, et al. Lepr Rev. 2017; 88(4):499–509.
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Familial clustering of severe atypical variants of erythema nodosum leprosum in immunocompetent siblings.
Sanke S, Chander R, Kumar A. Lepr Rev. 2017; 88(4):568–573.
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WHO leadership is essential for the elimination of NTDs.
Savioli L, Daumerie D. Lancet. 2018 Dec 23; 390(10114):2765.
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Electrophysiological study of nerves in type-II reaction in leprosy.
Singh SK, Gupta SK, Mukhija RD, et al. Indian J Dermatol. 2017 Nov-Dec; 62(6):644-648.
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The experiences of people affected by leprosy who participated in self-care groups in the community: A qualitative study.
Susanto T, Dewi EI, Rahmawati I. Lepr Rev. 2017; 8:1-11.
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Humanitarian quarantine in practice: medicine, religion and leprosy in New Caledonia.
Sykes IJ. Anthropol Med. 2017; 24(3):301-318.
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Household expenditure on leprosy outpatient services in the Indian health system: A comparative study.
Tiwari A, Suryawanshi P, Raikwar A, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Jan 4; 12(1):e0006181.
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Active case detection of leprosy among indigenous people in Sarawak, East Malaysia.
Utap MS, Kiyu A. Lepr Rev. 2017; 88(4):563–567.
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Leprosy: An Early Exemplar of the Transformation of 20th Century American Medicine.
Weisz G.Am J Public Health. 2018 Feb;108(2):160-161.
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Evaluation of the economic burden of leprosy among migrant and resident patients in Guangdong Province, China.
Xiong M, Li M, Zheng D, et al. BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Dec 11;17(1):760.
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Distribution of CD4+RORg-T Th17 And CD25+ FOXP3+ Treg in leprosy patient with reversal reaction.
Yuniati R, Riawan W, Widasmara D, et al. J.Biomed.Transl. Res. 2017; 3(2):30-33.
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A pathway-based association analysis identified FMNL1-MAP3K14 as susceptibility genes for leprosy.
Zhang H, Wang Z, Fu X'an, et al. Exp. Dermatol. 2017.
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Journals & Newsletters



Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development:

Hansenologia Internationalis:

Indian Journal of Leprosy: 

Leprosy Review:
Leprosy Review Repository (1928-2001) :

Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases:
Revista de Leprología:
WHO Goodwill Ambassador's Newsletter for the elimination of leprosy:




Websites & Services



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