Thursday, February 8, 2018

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

Leprosy Mailing List – February 08,  2018

Ref.:    (LML) Infolep update on new leprosy publications – February 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 27,480 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



Infolep WLD2018 dossier childhood leprosy & prevention of disability in children.

My Family, My Life and My Work : the autobiography of the man who dreamed of eliminating leprosy - Yo Yuasa
Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation. 2017.
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Leprosy Review - 2017 nr 4
Read online

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



New publications



Epidemiological trends of leprosy in an endemic state.
da Araújo KMFA, de Leano HAM, Rodrigues RN, et al. Rev Rene. 2017; 18(6):771-778.
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Caregivers' views on stigmatization and discrimination of people affected by leprosy in Ghana.
Asampong E, Dako-Gyeke M, Oduro R. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Jan 29;12(1)
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Host lipid mediators in leprosy: the hypothesized contributions to pathogenesis.
Belisle JT, Silva CA. Front Immunol. 2018.
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Phylogenomics and antimicrobial resistance of the leprosy bacillus Mycobacterium leprae.
Benjak A, Avanzi C, Singh P, et al. Nat Commun. 2018; 9(1):352.
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Histoid leprosy: clinical and histopathological analysis of patients in follow-up in University Clinical Hospital of endemic country.
Canuto MJM, Yacoub CRD, Trindade MAB, et al. Int. J. Dermatol. 2018.
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Leprosy: current situation, clinical and laboratory aspects, treatment history and perspective of the uniform multidrug therapy for all patients.
da Cruz RCS, Bührer-Sékula S, Penna MLF, et al. An Bras Dermatol. 2017; 92(6):761-773.
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Dapsone-induced agranulocytosis in patients with Hansen's disease.
Fernandes TRMO, Jesus BN, Barreto TT, Pereira AA. An Bras Dermatol. 2017 Nov-Dec;92(6):894-897.
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Practice Guidelines for Clinical Microbiology Laboratories: Mycobacteria.
Forbes BA, Hall GS, Miller MB, et al. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2018 Jan 31;31(2). pii: e00038-17.
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[Profile of leprosy patients in a secondary health care center].
Freire de Santana EM, Villaverde Antas EM, Gonçalves de Brito KK, et al. 2017; 11(11):4404-4409.
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Trend analysis of leprosy cases at a primary health centre in Thane District of Maharashtra.
Gokhale CN, Borgaonkar CA, Solanki MJ, Shanbhag SS. GJRA 2018(1).
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Clinico histopathological correlation study of leprosy.
Ghodke BA, Valand AG, Deka AB, et al. APALM. 2017; 4(6); 788-794.
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Mycobacterium leprae genomes from naturally infected nonhuman primates.
Honap TP, Pfister LA, Housman G, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Jan 30;12(1):e0006190.
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The Global Fight to Develop Antipoverty Vaccines in the Antivax Era.
Hotez PJ. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2018 Feb 2:0.
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Social perception of deformities in Hansen's disease (leprosy).
Kanesalingavelan K, Sabhesan S, Savitha K. Int. Jour. of Contemp. Med. 2017; 5(2):76-79.
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Infections and reactions in leprosy: a diagnostic dilemma.
Kaur J, Kalsy J, Kalra RK. Int J Res Dermatol. 2018; 4(1):96-98.
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A 19‑year retrospective study of adverse drug reactions to multidrug therapy in leprosy requiring a change in regime.
Nair SP. Indian Dermatol Online J. 2018; 9(1):33-36.
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Assessing the feasibility of integration of self-care for filarial lymphoedema into existing community leprosy self-help groups in Nepal.
Pryce J, Mableson HE, Choudhary R, et al. BMC Public Health. 2018 Jan 30;18(1):201.
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Sensory improvement of leprosy peripheral neuropathy in patients treated with perineural injection of platelet-rich plasma.
Ravindran S, Criton S. Int J Dermatol. 2018 Jan 22.
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Association between the Rosén and Lundborg Score and the Screening Activity Limitation and Safety Awareness scale in hand functional evaluation of patients with leprosy diagnosis.
Reis BM, Fernandes LFRM. Disabil Rehabil. 2018 Jan 30:1-6.
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Surveillance of intradomiciliary contacts of leprosy cases: perspective of the client in a hyperendemic municipality.
Romanholo HSB, Souza EA, Ramos Júnior AN, et al. Rev Bras Enferm. 2018 Jan-Feb;71(1):163-169.
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The problem of leprosy: Past, present and future.
Rubini M. Edorium J Infect Dis. 2018; 4:1-4.
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Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant in a patient with leprosy: Is it safe?
Salomão MC, Batista MV, de Macedo MC, et al. Transpl Infect Dis. 2018.
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Are leprosy case numbers reliable?
Salgado CG, Barreto JG, da Silva MB, et al. Lancet Infect Dis. 2018; 18(2):135-137.
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A short report on status of leprosy in India.
Shukla R, Narayan PP, Sarkar S. Adv Complement Alt Med. 2018; 1(1):1-2.
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Lepromatous leprosy-negative images giving the diagnostic clue.
Singla S, Singla G, Gupta K, et al. Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2017; 60(4):616-617.
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Strategies to reduce leprosy transmission in hyperendemic regions in Brazil and elsewhere in the world.
Spencer JS, Frade MAC, Salgado CG. Microbiologist. 2017 (4):22-25.
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New perspectives for the treatment of Hansen's disease.
Talhari S, Gontijo B, Vale ECSD, Marques SA. An Bras Dermatol. 2017 Nov-Dec;92(6):760.
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A study of leprosy cases: Correlation of clinical features, histopathology and demonstration of Lepra bacilli.
Taviyad S, Gandhi S, Purohit M, et al. BJKines : national journal of basic & applied sciences. 2017; 9(2):1-7.
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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



Global Leprosy Programme

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InfoNTD - Information on cross-cutting issues in Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

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