Thursday, July 5, 2018

(LML) Infolep monthly update with a selection of leprosy publications – July 2018

Leprosy Mailing List – July 5,  2018

Ref.:   (LML) Infolep monthly update with a selection of leprosy publications – July 2018

From:  Jiske Erlings, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dear colleagues,

Infolep provides scientists, professionals and others working in the field of leprosy with up to date knowledge and information to support their daily work. 
Every month we send you an overview of (scientific) publications on leprosy and related subjects recently added to Infolep website. To search the full collection, please visit

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



WHO to publish first official Guidelines on leprosy diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Download executive summary.

UN Report of the Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members - A/HRC/38/42
Download in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish

Toolkit for understanding and challenging leprosy-related stigma in India.
The Leprosy Mission, 2017.
Link to full text

Recognizing neglected tropical diseases through changes on the skin : A training guide for front-line health workers.
WHO/Department of control of neglected tropical diseases. 2018
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New publications



Epidemiological profile of leprosy reactions in a referral center in Campinas (SP), Brazil, 2010-2015.
Ambrosano L, Santos MASD, Machado ECFA, et al. An Bras Dermatol. 2018 Jun;93(3):460-461.
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Leprosy in the process of development of peripheral neuropathy.
Araújo SKBS, Dias WLR, Cavalcanti AVFS, et al. American journal of histology and cytology. 2018; 1(4).
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Multiple peroneal nerve abscesses: The first presentation of borderline tuberculoid leprosy.
Arora A, Kaul B, Singh A. Biomed Biotechnol Res J. 2018; 2(2):159-160.
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From isolation to prosperity: Rediscovering the Carville Leprosarium.
Atkin NJ. Clin. Dermatol. 2018; 36(3):421-425.
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Integrated approach in the control and management of skin neglected tropical diseases in Lalo, Benin.
Barogui YT, Diez G, Anagonou E, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Jun 25;12(6):e0006584.
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An evaluation of risk factors of leprosy and how it affects treatment outcome in a low endemic state of India.
Bhatia MK, Singh R, Chopra D. Int J Res Med Sci. 2018; 6(7).
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Two Cases of Delayed Diagnosis of Leprosy in Mauritania.
Boushab BM, Fall-Malick FZ, Basco LK. Case Rep Dermatol Med. 2018 May 16;2018:4394297.
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To describe the prevalence data in new cases of leprosy in the years 2013 to 2015 in Pernambuco.
Brazão G, Oliveira CF, Silva ATP, et al. Global journal of library and information science. 2018; 1(5).
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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 Mar 7;12:32-33.
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Prospective study on antimicrobial resistance in leprosy cases diagnosed in France from 2001 to 2015.
Chauffour A, Lecorche E, Reibel F, et al. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2018 Jun 12.
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Clinical trial for uniform multidrug therapy for leprosy patients in Brazil (U-MDT/CT-BR): adverse effects approach.
Cruz RCDS, Bührer-Sékula S, Penna GO, An Bras Dermatol. 2018 Jun;93(3):377-384.
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Prospective study on antimicrobial resistance in leprosy cases diagnosed in France from 2001 to 2015.
Chauffour A, Lecorche E, Reibel F, et al. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. 2018.
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VALIDATE: Exploiting the synergy between complex intracellular pathogens to expedite vaccine research and development for tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, melioidosis and leprosy.
Fletcher HA, Chatterjee M, Cooper A, et al. F1000Res. 2018 Apr 23;7:485.
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Correlates of immune exacerbations in leprosy.
Geluk A. Semin Immunol. 2018 Jun 24. pii: S1044-5323(18)30064-2.
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Characterization of New Leprosy Cases in Northeast of Iran within the Last 15 Years.
Ghavidel M, Taghanaki HRB, Samiee A, et al.
Iran J Med Sci.
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Clinical pilot study: Clarithromycin efficacy in multibacillary leprosy therapy.
Gunawan H, Sasmojo M, Putri HE, et al. Int J Mycobacteriol. 2018 Apr-Jun;7(2):152-155.
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Leprosy mimicking vasculitis.
Haridas VM, Haridas K. Internet journal of rheumatology and clinical immunology. 2018; 6(1):4.
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Leprosy in Northwest Louisiana: A case series.
Joel Chandranesan AS, Mada PK, Ramos-Herberth F, et al. Int J Mycobacteriol. 2018 Apr-Jun;7(2):173-177.
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Can different stages of leprosy treatment influence the profile of oral health? Oral status in leprosy.
Matos FZ, Aranha AM, Borges ÁH, et al. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2018 Jun 20.
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Autophagy Impairment Is Associated With Increased Inflammasome Activation and Reversal Reaction Development in Multibacillary Leprosy.
de Mattos Barbosa MG, de Andrade Silva BJ, Assis TQ, et al. Front Immunol. 2018 Jun 4;9:1223.
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Dual RNAseq of human leprosy lesions identifies bacterial determinants linked to host immune response.
Montoya D, Andrade PR, Silva BJA, et al. bioRxivorg. 2018:35.
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The level of physical inability of patients with leprosy.
Morais JR, Furtado ÉZL. Journal of nursing UFPE on line. 2018; 12(6):1625-32.
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Anti-Lipoarabinomannan-Specific Salivary IgA as Prognostic Marker for Leprosy Reactions in Patients and Cellular Immunity in Contacts.
Nahas AA, Lima MIS, Goulart IMB, et al. Front Immunol. 2018 May 30;9:1205.
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Humanized Assistance To The Patient With Hanseniasis: Implications For Nursing.
Nascimento ASS, Silva EP, Silva DP, et al. Journal of eSciences. 2018; 1(4).
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[Understanding "patient discharge in leprosy": a concept analysis.]
Pinheiro MGC, de Miranda FAN, Simpson CA, et al. Rev Gaucha Enferm. 2018; 38(4):e63290.
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Progressive muscle relaxation technique on anxiety and depression among persons affected by leprosy.
Ramasamy S, Panneerselvam S, Govindharaj P, et al. J Exerc Rehabil. 2018; 14(3):375-381.
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Leprosy's untainted child.
Robertson J. Bull Hist Med. 2018; 92(2):261-286.
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Relationship between bacilloscopy and operational classification of Hansen's disease in patients with reactions.
Santos MASD, Mercadante LM, Pegas ES, et al. An Bras Dermatol. 2018 Jun;93(3):454-456.
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A case series of pure neural leprosy in patients diagnosed in a specialized center for the control of Hansen's disease in Colombia.
Serrano-Coll H, Mieles O, Escorcia C, et al. Biomédica. 2018; 38(2):153-161.
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A rare case of type 1 leprosy reactions following tetanus infection in a borderline tuberculoid leprosy patient and a literature review.
Shi C, Jing Z-C, Yang D-G, et al. Infect Dis Poverty. 2018; 7(1):58.
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Evidence of zoonotic leprosy in Pará, Brazilian Amazon, and risks associated with human contact or consumption of armadillos.
da Silva MB, Portela JM, Li W, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Jun 28;12(6):e0006532.
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Leprosy-associated Chronic Wound Management Using Biomaterials.
Sivasubramanian S, Mohana S, Maheswari P, et al. J Glob Infect Dis. 2018 Apr-Jun;10(2):99-107.
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Leprosy manifesting as nasal obstruction and epistaxis.
Sun WH, Li YR, Fang TY. J Formos Med Assoc. 2018 Jun 30.
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Erythema nodosum leprosum presenting as sweet's syndrome-like reaction in a borderline lepromatous leprosy patient.
Suryawati N, Saputra H. Int J Mycobacteriol. 2018; 7(2):191-194.
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Diagnosis and impact of neuropathic pain in leprosy patients in Nepal after completion of multidrug therapy.
Toh H-S, Maharjan J, Thapa R, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018; 12(7):e0006610.
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Acute scrotum: Hansen's disease versus filariasis.
Vashisht D, Oberoi B, Venugopal R, et al. Int J Mycobacteriol. 2018; 7(2):195-197.
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A clinico-epidemiological study of paediatric leprosy in a tertiary care centre.
Vinnarasan M, Vinothiney K, Gopalan B, et al. J. Med. Dent. Sci. 2018; 7(21):2558-2561.
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Innovation in neglected tropical disease drug discovery and development.
Weng HB, Chen HX, Wang MW. Infect Dis Poverty. 2018 Jun 18;7(1):67.
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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



WHO Global Leprosy Programme &

The Global Partnership for Zero leprosy

LML - Leprosy Mailing List - a free moderated email list that allows all persons interested in this theme to share ideas, information, experiences and questions.

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



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