Monday, August 6, 2018

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

Leprosy Mailing List – August 6,  2018

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

From:  Jiske Erlings, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dear LML readers,

On a monthly basis we keep you up-to-date with scientific publications on leprosy and related subjects, recently added to the
Infolep portal.
Feel free to contact me for 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.

Best regards,

Jiske Erlings
Infolep Information officer



Highlighted publications



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



Evidence, opportunity, ethics, and the allure of zero leprosy.
Addis DG. Lepr Rev. 2018; 89: 90-101.
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Effectiveness of Traditional Healers in Program to Control Leprosy in Nagan Raya District in Aceh.
Alamsyah T, Usman S, Yusuf M, et al. Dermatol Res Pract.
2018 Jun 6;2018:3176762.
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The Determinants of the Geographical Distribution and Transmission of 16S rRNA of M.leprae in Endemic Areas, Indonesia.
Amelia AR, Amiruddin R, Arsin AA, et al. Ind. Jour. of Publ. Health Rese. & Develop. 2018; 9(6):429-432.
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Ultrasound as a Diagnostic Modality for the Involvement of Peripheral Nerves in Leprosy.
Ashwini B, NandaKishore B, Basti RS, et al. Indian J Lepr. 2018; 90:1-14.
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A case of HIV, leprosy co-infection – presenting as immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome.
Bachaspatimayum R, Hafi B. Our Dermatol Online. 2018; 9(3):272-274.
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De-novo Ulceration - Rare Lazarine Leprosy - like Presentation of Borderline Lepromatous Hansen's Disease.
Belgaumkar VA, Chavan RB, Salunke AS, et al. Indian J Lepr. 2018; 90:69-73.
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Genetic susceptibility to leprosy – from classic immune-related candidate genes to hypothesis-free, whole genome approaches.
Cambri GE, Mira MT. Front Immunol. 2018.
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Early detection of M. leprae by qPCR in untreated patients and their contacts: results for nasal swab and palate mucosa scraping.
Carvalho RS, Foschiani IM, Costa MRSN, et al. Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 2018.
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Embodying law and embedding public health with the voices of those affected: ending NTDs by 2030.
Cruz A. Health Hum Rights. 2018 Jun;20(1):1-4.
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Guillain–Barre syndrome: A rare presentation of borderline tuberculoid leprosy with Type 1 lepra reaction.
Dash D, Saluja A, Singh RK, et al. J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2018; 9(3):423-425.
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PGL I expression in live bacteria allows activation of a CD206/PPARγ cross-talk that may contribute to successful Mycobacterium leprae colonization of peripheral nerves.
Díaz Acosta CC, Dias AA, Rosa TLSA, et al. PLoS Pathog. 2018 Jul 6;14(7):e1007151.
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Oral health status of institutionalized leprosy patients in Kerala.
Dinatius P, Mathew M, Panchmal SG, et al. Indian J Lepr. 2018; 90:23-34.
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Violation of human rights of leprosy afflicted persons: Some real life experiences.
Dwivedi P. Indian J Lepr. 2018. 90:35-45.
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Assistive technologies for improving the oral hygiene of leprosy patients residing in a former leprosy colony in Betim, Minas
Gerais, Brazil.

Ferreira RC, Ribeiro MTF, Vargas-Ferreira F, et al. PLoS One. 2018 Jul 25;13(7):e0200503.
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Anticipated barriers to implementation of community-based rehabilitation in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.
Fiorati RC, Carretta RDY, Joaquim KP, et al. Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development. 2018; 29(1):5-25.
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Adrenal cortical function and adrenal volume in leprosy: A study of 40 cases.
Gupta A, Sharma PK, Garga UC, et al. Lepr Rev. 2018; 89:148–157.
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Concurrent, convergent, divergent validity and stability (test-retest) reliability of the Igbo version of Screening of Activity Limitation and Safety Awareness scale (SALSA) among people living with Hansen's disease in south-east Nigeria.
Ibikunle PO, Mordi MM. Lepr Rev. 2018; 89:139–147.
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Predictive value of gelatin particle agglutination test (GPAT) in leprosy detection.
Khang TH, Thanh LT, Lanh PH. Indian J Lepr. 2018; 90:61-67.

A pilot study using participatory, translational, social science research methods to explore stakeholder perspectives on preventing delayed diagnosis in leprosy.
Kuipers P, Joy A, John A, et al. Lepr Rev. 2018; 89:124–138.
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Validity assessment of checklist as a screening tool for ocular involvement in leprosy.
Lasrindy VV, Yusharyahya SN, Irawati Y. Adv Sci Lett. 2018; 24(9):6999-7003.
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A study on gender differences in newly detected leprosy cases in Sichuan, China, 2000-2015.
Liu YY, Yu MW, Ning Y, et al. Int J Dermatol. 2018 Jul 20.
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Leprosy and its reactional episodes: Serum levels and possible roles of omega-3 and omega-6-derived lipid mediators.
de Macedo CS, de Carvalho FM, Amaral JJ, et al. Cytokine. 2018 Jul 13.
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Chromatographic method for the simultaneous quantification of dapsone and clofazimine in nanoformulations.
Machado S, Fernandes SR, Chaves LL, et al. J Sep Sci. 2018 Jul 13.
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Assessing epidemiology of leprosy and socio-economic distribution of cases.
Matos AMF, Coelho ACO, Araújo LPT, et al. Epidemiol. Infect. 2018:1-6.
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A rare presentation of histoid leprosy: A case report.
Mohapatra PS, Ray R, Khandare M. Indian J Lepr. 2018; 90:75-78.
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Evaluation of physical impairment and psychosocial disorders in new leprosy patients before and after Multidrug therapy in a referral hospital in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil: The value of rating scales in the assessment of disabilities.
Moura SHL, Grossi MAF, Moura ACL, et al. Indian J Lepr. 2018; 90:47-59.
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A case of leprosy with major ocular anterior segment manifestations.
Patil A, Sabnis M. Indian J Appl Res. 2018; 8(5):54-55.
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Variations in the clinical management of multibacillary leprosy patients in selected hospitals in Metro Manila.
Pepito VCF, Amit AML, Samontina RED, et al. Acta Med Philipp. 2018; 52(3):268-276.
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Socioeconomic risk markers of leprosy in high-burden countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Pescarini JM, Strina A, Nery JS, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018; 12(7):e0006622.
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Screening household contacts of children diagnosed with leprosy in a tertiary referral centre, Chhattisgarh State, India.
Ramasamy S, Kumar A, Govindharaj P. Lepr Rev. 2018; 89:117–123.
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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 Jun 30;14(3):375-381.
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Grade 2 disabilities in leprosy patients from Brazil: Need for follow-up after completion of multidrug therapy.
Raposo MT, Reis MC, de Caminha AVQ, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018; 12(7):e0006645.
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γδ T cells are associated with inflammation and immunopathogenesis of leprosy reactions.
Saini C, Tarique M, Ramesh V, et al. Immunol. Lett. 2018.
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Currency and Social Segregation, the Case of the Leper Colonies in Colombia.
Salazar OR, Hernández DA. Économie et institutions. 2017; 26:23.
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Factors associated with the development of physical disabilities in Hansen's disease.
Santana EMF, Brito KKG, Antas EMV, et al. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 2018;60:e27.
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Diagnostic value of histopathology of the affected nerve versus overlying skin, in pure neural cases of leprosy.
Shetty VP, Wakade AV. Lepr Rev. 2018; 89:165–169.
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An overview background of Hansen's disease or leprosy.
Subedi R. EC Microbiol. 2018:438-443.
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A case report on dapsone syndrome in leprosy patient.
Swetha S, Vyshnavi P, Geethanjali K, et al. EC pulmonology and respiratory medicine. 2018:522-524.
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IL-10-producing regulatory B cells transformed CD4+CD25- into Tregs and enhanced regulatory T cells function in human leprosy.
Tarique M, Naz H, Kurra SV, et al. Front Immunol. 2018.
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Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of bacterial isolates from wound infections at all Africa leprosy, tuberculosis and rehabilitation training center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Tessema A, Bitew A, Lema T. EC Microbiol. 2018:391-399.
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Detection of Mycobacterium leprae DNA in soil; Multiple needles in the haystack?
Tió-Coma M, Wijnands T, Pierneef L, et al. bioRxivorg. 2018:15.
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Population-wide administration of single dose rifampicin for leprosy prevention in isolated communities: a three year follow-up feasibility study in Indonesia.
Tiwari A, Dandel S, Djupuri R, et al. BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Jul 11;18(1):324.
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Stigma and increase of leprosy cases in SouthEast Sulawesi Province, Indonesia.
Tosepu R, Gunawan J, Effendy DS, et al. Afr Health Sci. 2018 Mar;18(1):29-31.
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Platelet rich fibrin dressings in the treatment of non-healing trophic ulcers of leprosy.
Vinay K, Sawatkar G, Dogra S, et al. Lepr Rev. 2018; 89:158–164.
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The evaluation of PMP22 and Protein 0, examinations for early disability detection in leprosy patients.
Widasmara D, Agusni I, Turchan A, et al. Hiroshima J. Med. Sci. 2018; 67:174-178.
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Dapsone Resistance in Leprosy Patients Originally from American Samoa, United States, 2010-2012.
Williams DL, Araujo S, Stryjewska BM, et al. Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Aug;24(8):1584-1585.
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Pathology page in clinical medicine: Leprosy, borderline- tuberculoid type.
Wu C-C, Lin K-H, Kao C-C. Airiti library. 2018; 12(1):66-68.
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Peripheral nerve abnormality in HIV leprosy patients.
Xavier MB, do Nascimento MGB, Batista KNM, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Jul 18;12(7):e0006633.
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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:




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WHO Global Leprosy Programme &

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