Friday, March 9, 2018

(LML) Infolep leprosy publications up date – March 2018

Leprosy Mailing List – March 9,  2018

Ref.:    (LML) Infolep leprosy publications up date – March 2018

From:  Jiske Erlings, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dear colleagues, 

Below you will find this month's overview of new 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 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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Ahead of International Women's Day, 8th March, Lepra has published
new research which found which found 30% more women living with leprosy in Bihar, India, than the Indian government.
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Infolep International Women's Day dossier on women & girls with leprosy



New publications



Lucio's phenomenon: a life-threatening medical emergency.
Bernardes Filho F, Pess D, Akabane AL, et al. Int J Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 21.
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Leprosy of the hard palate: A rare case report.
Bommanavar S, Ingale Y, Ingale M, et al. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol. 2018; 22(4):121-125.
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Neglected Tropical Disease Control - The Case for Adaptive, Location-specific Solutions.
Booth M, Clements A. Trends Parasitol. 2018 Feb 27. pii: S1471-4922(18)30010-2.
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Oral history and memories of Hansen's disease patients in two Colombian leper colonies: life trajectories, conflicts and resistance strategies.
Botero-Jaramillo N, Mora-Blanco J, Quesada-Jiménez ND. Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos. 2017; 24(4):989-1008.
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Antimicrobial resistance in leprosy: results of the first prospective open survey conducted by a WHO surveillance network for the period 2009-2015.
Cambau E, Saunderson P, Matsuoka M, et al. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2018 Feb 26. pii: S1198-743X(18)30197-6.
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Vaccines for leprosy and tuberculosis: Opportunities for shared research, development and application.
Coppola M, van den Eeden SJ, Robbins N, et al. Front Immunol. 2018.
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Experimental leprosy granulomas.
Crawford CL. J. Infect. Dis. 2018.
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Measuring social exclusion in healthcare settings: a scoping review.
O'Donnell P, O'Donovan D, Elmusharaf KInt. J Equity Health. 2018 Feb 2;17(1):15.
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Assessment of knowledge and awareness about leprosy among medical college students in Mewat region of Haryana.
Garima G, Sharma A, Sharma S, et al. IJCBR. 2018; 4(1):1-4.
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Quality of life of people affected with leprosy disability living in Purulia, West Bengal.
Govindharaj P, Srinivasan S, Darlong J. Int J Health Sci Res. 2018; 8(2):221-225.
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Tuberculoid leprosy with type 1 lepra reaction.
Hanumanthayya K, Balasubrahmanyam G, Sohila K, et al. RGUHS J Med Sciences. 2018; 8(1):32-33.
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Hansen's neuritis revisited - A clinicopathological study.
Jaiswal N, Chakraborti S, Nayak K, et al. J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2018 Jan-Mar;9(1):42-55.
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National sample survey to assess the new case disease burden of leprosy in India.
Katoch K, Aggarwal A, Yadav VS, et al. Indian J Med Res. 2017 Nov;146(5):585-605.
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Enriched whole genome sequencing identified compensatory mutations in the RNA polymerase gene of rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium leprae strains.
Lavania M, Singh I, Turankar RP, et al. Infect Drug Resist. 2018; 11:169-175.
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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. 2018:17.
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Genotyping comparison of Mycobacterium leprae isolates by VNTR analysis from nasal samples in a Brazilian endemic region.
Lima LNC, Frota CC, Suffys PN, et al. Pathog Glob Health. 2017:1-7.
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Control actions on leprosy in primary health care in a Brazilian capital: Profile of professionals and users.
Lustosa AA, Barboza NA, Silva Barbosa YGD, et al. Int Arch Med. 2018; 11(12):1-10.
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Serum Levels of Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) and In Situ Expression of MIF and Its Receptor
CD74 in Lepromatous Leprosy Patients: A Preliminary Report.

Martinez-Guzman MA, Alvarado-Navarro A, Delgado-Rizo V, et al. Front Immunol. 2018 Feb 13;9:246.
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Tegumentary leishmaniasis and coinfections other than HIV.
Martínez DY, Verdonck K, Kaye PM, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Mar 1;12(3):e0006125.
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Evaluation of safety tool for ambulatory leprosy patients at risk of adverse outcome.
MacRae C, Kopalakrishnan S, Faust L, et al. Trop Dis Travel Med Vaccines. 2018 Mar 2;4:1.
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Ribonucleotide reductase as a drug target against drug resistance Mycobacterium leprae: A
molecular docking study.

Mohanty PS, Bansal AK, Naaz F, et al. Infect Genet Evol. 2018 Feb 15;60:58-65.
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[Leprosy patients' efforts to prevent increasing degrees of disability]
Mulyadi A, Sepdianto TC, Mitayasari E. JNK JOURNAL. 2018; 4(3):186-191.
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Determinants of disability in patients with leprosy at Kelet Hospital, Central Java.
Nadhiroh U, Dharmawan R, Murti B. JEPH. 2018; 3(2):143-252.
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Complement C1q expression in Erythema nodosum leprosum.
Negera E, Walker SL, Lemma T, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Mar 2;12(3):e0006321.
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The Effects of Prednisolone Treatment on Cytokine Expression in Patients with Erythema Nodosum Leprosum Reactions.
Negera E, Walker SL, Bobosha K, et al. Front Immunol. 2018 Feb 9;9:189.
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Leprosy among schoolchildren in the Amazon region: A cross-sectional study of active search and possible source of infection by contact tracing.
Pedrosa VL, Dias LC, Galban E, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018; 12(2):e0006261.
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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; 63(1):47-52.
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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.
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Cytological diagnosis of erythema nodosum leprosum in clinically unsuspected cases: A report of two cases.
Semwal S, Joshi D, Goel G, et al. J Cytol. 2018; 35(1):63-65.
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Elimination of leprosy in India: An analysis.
Sengupta U. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2018; 84(2):131-136.
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Non-contact ulcer area calculation system for neuropathic foot ulcer.
Shah P, Mahajan S, Nageswaran S, et al. Foot Ankle Surg. 2017 Aug 11. pii:
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Host lipid mediators in leprosy: the hypothesized contributions to pathogenesis.
Silva CAM, Belisle JT. Front Immunol. 2018 Feb 2;9:134.
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Erythema Nodosum Leprosum: Update and challenges on the treatment of a neglected condition.
do Socorro Silva Costa P, Fraga LR, Kowalski TW, et al. Acta Trop. 2018.
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Leprosy and gender in Brazil: trends in an endemic area of the Northeast region, 2001-2014.
Souza EA, Ferreira AF, Boigny RN, et al. Rev Saude Publica. 2018;52:20.
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[Programmatic vulnerability in leprosy control: gender-related patterns in Bahia State, Brazil].
de Souza EA, Boigny RN, Ferreira AF, et al. Cad Saude Publica. 2018; 34(1):e00196216.
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Community knowledge, perceptions and attitudes regarding leprosy in rural Cameroon: The case of Ekondotiti and Mbonge health districts in the South-west Region.
Tabah EN, Nsagha DS, Bissek A-CZ-K, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018; 12(2):e0006233.
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A Comparative Analysis of Economic Cost of Podoconiosis and Leprosy on Affected Households in the Northwest Region of Cameroon.
Tembei AM, Kengne Ouaffo JA, Ngoh EA, et al. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Feb 19.
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Final leprosy push: Out of society.
Thangaraju P, Venkatesan S, Showkath Ali MK. Indian J Community Med. 2018; 43(1):58-59.
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Anti-phospholipid syndrome in seven leprosy patients with thrombotic events on corticosteroid and/or thalidomide regimen: insights on genetic and laboratory profiles.
Vernal S, Brochado MJF, Bueno-Filho R, Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2018 Jan-Feb;51(1):99-104.
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Extensive lepromatous lymphadenitis preceding lesions on the face and earlobes: An unusual presentation of leprosy in Singapore.
Yang  Y S, Leong  M S, Kasunuran  M T, et al. Case Rep Dermatol. 2018; 10(1):35-40.
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