Wednesday, October 3, 2018

FW: (LML) Infolep monthly update with a selection of leprosy publications – October 2018


Leprosy Mailing List – October 3,  2018

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

From:  Jiske Erlings, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dear colleagues,

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.
To improve the availability of
leprosy research in other languages than English we now have Google Translate's automated translations built into the Infolep portal (in the "markedly better than nothing" category). If you try this for your language, please let me know if this works for you.

Jiske Erlings,
Infolep Information officer




Highlighted publications



Global leprosy update, 2017: reducing the disease burden due to leprosy.
Wkly Epidemiol Rec. 2018 Aug 31;93(35):445-456.
Also see the separate
Table 7: Global leprosy situation by WHO region, country and territories, 2017.

WHO Guidelines on leprosy diagnosis, treatment and prevention.




New publications



Saphenous nerve transfer: A new approach to restore sensation of the sole.
Agarwal P, Shukla P, Sharma D. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2018.
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The spatial pattern and risk factors of leprosy occurrence in barru, Indonesia.
Mallongi A, Handayani, Selomo M et al. Ind. Jour. of Publ. Health Rese. & Develop. 2018. (8). 1489-1494.
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Phenotypic and functional features of innate and adaptive immunity as putative biomarkers for clinical status and leprosy reactions.
Campos de Carvalho J, Araújo MG, Alves Coelho-Dos-Reis JG, et al. Microb. Pathog. 2018.
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Lessons from leprosy: peripheral neuropathies and deformities in chronic demyelinating diseases.
Chan JP, Uong J, Nassiri N, et al. J Hand Surg Am. 2018.
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Evaluation of antigen-specific immune responses for leprosy diagnosis in a hyperendemic area in China.
Chen X, You YG, Yuan YH, et al.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Sep 24;12(9):e0006777.
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Worsening of the disability grade during leprosy treatment: prevalence and its determinants in Southern Nigeria.
Chukwu JN, Ekeke N, Nwafor CC, et al. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Sep 5.
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Borderline Lepromatous Leprosy: Uncommon Clinical Presentation.
Elwan NM, Neinaa YME. Am J Dermatopathol. 2018 Sep 11.
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Armadillos bring risk of leprosy.
Friedrich MJ. JAMA Netw Open. 2018; 320(11):1097.
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Evaluation of Auramine O staining and conventional PCR for leprosy diagnosis: A comparative cross-sectional study from Ethiopia.
Girma S, Avanzi C, Bobosha K, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018; 12(9):e0006706.
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Perception toward the disease of the people affected by leprosy.
Govindharaj P, Srinivasan S, Darlong J. Int J Mycobacteriol. 2018 Jul-Sep;7(3):247-250.
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Trends of leprosy in pre and post elimination era - A statistical and clinical update.
Kamoji S, Dastikop S, Kumar N. IJCED. 2018; 4(1) 26-29.
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Relationship between intensity and humidity with leprosy in the city of Semarang Central Java.
Kobis IW, Suhartono, Wahyungisih NE. Int. J. Adv. Res. Sci. Eng. Technol. 2018; 5(8):6499-6502.
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The spatial pattern and risk factors of leprosy occurrence in barru, Indonesia.
Mallongi A, Handayani, Selomo M, et al. Ind. Jour. of Publ. Health Rese. & Develop. 2018; 9(8):1489-1494.
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The development of a mobile application to support peripheral health workers to diagnose and treat people with skin diseases in resource-poor settings.
Mieras L, Taal A, Post E, Ndeve A, van Hees C. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2018; 3(3): 102.
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Coinfections and comorbidities in African health systems: At the interface of infectious and noninfectious diseases.
Osakunor DNM, Sengeh DM, Mutapi F. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Sep 20;12(9):e0006711.
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A scoping review on the field validation and implementation of rapid diagnostic tests for vector-borne and other infectious diseases of poverty in urban areas.
Osorio L, Garcia JA, Parra LG, et al. Infect Dis Poverty. 2018 Sep 3;7(1):87.
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Sparfloxacin-induced photo-onycholysis and photosensitivity
characteristically sparing lepromatous skin lesions: an interesting observation.

Pawar M, Singh M. Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat. 2018 Sep;27(3):149-151.
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Prevention of Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection in leprosy patients on long-term steroid therapy.
Prabha N, Chhabra N. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2018 Sep 12.
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Oral manifestation of leprosy: A clinicopathologic study of 13 cases.
Rodrigues GA, Qualio NP, Innocentini LMAR, et al. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2018; 126(3):e42.
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A 13-year-old with coexistence of gastric volvulus and leprosy: A case report of two rare entities.
Schneider J, Mays R. Case Rep Infect Dis. 2018; 2018:5.
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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. Biomedica. 2018; 38(2):153-161.
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Potential of AKR1B10 as a biomarker and therapeutic target in type 2 leprosy reaction.
Soares CT, Fachin LR, Trombone APF, et al. Front Med (Lausanne). 2018.
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Development and validation of a scale to assess attitudes of health care providers towards persons affected by leprosy in southern India.
Srinivas G, Kumar S, Mohanraj R, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Sep 25;12(9):e0006808.
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[Leprosy and ganglionar tuberculosis coinfection in an adult].
Tablada MER, Marrero HR, López NP. MEDISAN. 2018; 22(7):559-566.
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Target Hansen's disease.
Thangaraju P, Venkatesan S, Sivashanmugam E, et al. J Family Med Prim Care. 2018 Jul-Aug;7(4):838.
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Prediction of leprosy in the Chinese population based on a weighted genetic risk score.
Wang N, Wang Z, Wang C, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Sep 19;12(9):e0006789.
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Leprosy diagnosed via teledermatology in a U. S. urban academic health center highlights potential benefits and a pitfall of existing telemedicine services.
Watchmaker L, Watchmaker J, DeLeon D, et al. Telemed J E Health. 2018 Sep 12.
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Web-based health databases and real-time GIS-based disease surveillance for leprosy control: fighting ancient evil with modern tools.
Wijesinghe MSD. J Coll Community Phys Sri Lanka. 2018; 24(2):123-126.
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The correlation of the level of community knowledge and education with the level of leprosy occurrence in Central Jakarta area year 2017.
Zahra M, Setiasih NL, Bubakar AHA. J Current Med Res Opinion. 2018; 1(6):29-33.
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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.!forum/leprosymailinglist

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



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