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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