Sunday, February 3, 2019

(LML) Infolep monthly update with a selection of leprosy publications - February 2019

Leprosy Mailing List – February 3,  2019
Ref.:    (LML) Infolep monthly update with a selection of leprosy publications - February 2019
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 for inclusion in the portal.

With warm regards,

Jiske Erlings,
Infolep Information officer
Highlighted publication
Zero Discrimination: Ending the Stigma of Leprosy
ILEP. 2019.
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Global Appeal 2019 to End Stigma and Discrimination Against People Affected by Leprosy.
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Picturing health: a new face for leprosy.
Kumar A, Lambert S, Lockwood DNJ. Lancet. 2019 Jan 25.
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Infolep WorldLeprosyDay2019 overview of publications on leprosy related stigma, discrimination and mental health:

WASH and health working together A 'how-to' guide for Neglected Tropical Disease programmes.
World Health Organization, Neglected Tropical Disease NGO Network (NNN). 2019
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New publications
Abandoning the stigma of leprosy.
Lancet. 2019. Feb 2.
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Clinicopathological correlation of leprosy and response to treatment in Eastern Saudi Arabia.
Alakloby OM, Alabdulkareem AS, M. Aljabre SH, et al. J Dermatol Dermatol Surg. 2019; 22(1):30-34.
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Differential immunoglobulin and complement levels in leprosy prior to development of reversal reaction and erythema nodosum leprosum.
Amorim FM, Nobre ML, Nascimento LS, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019; 13(1):e0007089.
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A five year study of profile of leprosy patients attending a tertiary care hospital in Manipur.
Bachaspatimayum R, Hafi BN, Thokchom NS, et al. Indian J Lepr. 2018; 90:189-195.
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Mycobacterium leprae Recombinant Antigen Induces High Expression of Multifunction T Lymphocytes and Is Promising as a Specific Vaccine for Leprosy.
Bezerra-Santos M, do Vale-Simon M, Barreto AS, et al. Front Immunol. 2018 Dec 12;9:2920.
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Catalina Devandas Aguilar: empowering people with disabilities.
Bull World Health Organ. 2019 Jan 1;97(1):8-9.
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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' - Author's reply.
Cambau E, Saunderson P, Gillini. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019 Jan 22.
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Cataract surgery in leprosy: Quest for perfection.
Chowdhury S, Sneha, Priti, et al. Acta scientific medical sciences. 2019; 3(2):120-123.
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Fingerstick test quantifying humoral and cellular biomarkers indicative for M. leprae infection.
Corstjens PLAM, van Hooij A, Tjon Kon Fat EM, et al. Clin Biochem. 2019 Jan 26.
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T'sarat/leprosy: paths taken by relatives of former patients treated in the asylum environment.
Costa Pinheiro MG, Albino Simpson C, Nunes de Miranda FA, et al. 2019; 11(1):47-52.
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Assessing the impact of the twin track socio-economic intervention on reducing leprosy-related stigma in Cirebon district, Indonesia.
Dadun D, Peters RMH, Van Brakel WH, et al. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019; 16(3).
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Inclusive medical rehabilitation for persons with disability due to leprosy, lymphatic filariasis, and diabetes mellitus: Mapping the gap in three leprosy endemic districts in Indonesia.
Denny HM, Darmawan Y, Ginandjar P, et al. bioRxivorg. 2019:1-14.
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Disability due to leprosy: a socio-demographic study in Leprosy Hospital, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh.
Dixit P, Dhiman AK. Int J Community Med Public Health. 2019; 6(2):590-593.
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Notch signaling induces lymphoproliferation, T helper cell activation and Th1/Th2 differentiation in leprosy.
Dua B, Upadhyay R, Natarajan M, et al. Immunol. Lett. 2019.
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Analysis of the rs2476601 polymorphism of PTPN22 in Mexican mestizo patients with leprosy.
Escamilla-Tilch M, Pérez-Suárez TG, Torres-Carrillo NM, et al.  Biomed Rep. 2019 Feb;10(2):127-132.
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Accuracy of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) in detecting antibodies against in leprosy patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Espinosa OA, Benevides Ferreira SM, Longhi Palacio FG, et al. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2018; 2018:11.
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Pleiotropic effects for Parkin and LRRK2 in leprosy type-1 reactions and Parkinson's disease.
Fava VM, Xu YZ, Lettre G, et al. bioRxivorg. 2019.
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Evaluation of the physical limitations, psychosocial aspects and quality of life of people affected by leprosy.
Ferreira Silva PM, Esteves Pereira L, Lima Ribeiro L, et al. Revista de pesquisa, cuidado é fundamental online. 2019; 11(1):211-215.
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Leprosy and rhinoscleroma: A rare case of concurrence: A case study.
Ghazizadeh M, Yazdani N. Arch Clin Infect Dis. 2019:e63233.
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Lucio phenomenon mimicking antiphospholipid syndrome: the occurrence of antiphospholipid antibodies in a leprosy patient.
Guevara BEK, Saleem S, Chen WT, et al. J Cutan Pathol. 2019 Jan 21.
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Endoplasmic reticulum stress markers and their possible implications in leprosy's pathogenesis.
Hirai KE, de Sousa JR, Silva LM, et al. Dis. Markers. 2018.
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Unusual association of leprosy with Lucio phenomenon with secondary antiphospholipid antibody syndrome and ischemic stroke.
Kumar S, Kalita J, Rao RN, Misra UK. Neurol India. 2019 Jan-Feb;67(Supplement):S150-S151.
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Leprosy: A great ımıtator.
Kundakçi N, Cengizhan E. Clin. Dermatol. 2019.
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A study on trends and patterns of leprosy in Guyana during a ten year period, 2007-2016.
Kurup R, Haynes U, Mentore G. Indian J Lepr. 2018; 90:207-216.
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Performance of serological tests PGL1 and NDO-LID in the diagnosis of leprosy in a reference Center in Brazil.
Leturiondo AL, Noronha AB, do Nascimento MOO, et al. 2019; 19(1):22.
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Chronic aspects of leprosy—neglected but important.
Lockwood DNJ. Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2019.
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Insights on Mycobacterium leprae efflux pumps and their implications in drug resistance and virulence.
Machado D, Lecorche E, Mougari F, et al. Front Microbiol. 2018 Dec 13;9:3072.
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Photo distributed leprosy- An atypical case of borderline lepromatous leprosy.
Nagar R, Patil S. Indian J Lepr. 2018; 90:241-244.
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A review of the ophthalmic manifestations of leprosy.
Ogborogu EU, Omoti AE, Edema OT, et al. Annals of medical and surgical practice. 2018; 3(2):60-70.
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[Clinical and epidemiological profile of patients with hanseniasis in a reference unit in the state of Pará].
do Quaresma MSM, da Souza LSC, da Silva FBM, et al. Acervo Saúde. 2018; (18):e269.
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A 5 year study of leprosy patients in a tertiary care centre.
Rashmi M, Kishan N, Varun J, et al. Indian journal of clinical and experimental dermatology. 2018; 4(3):232-236.
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Neglected tropical diseases in children: An assessment of gaps in research prioritization.
Rees CA, Hotez PJ, Monuteaux MC, Niescierenko M, Bourgeois FT. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 Jan 29;13(1):e0007111.
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Clinical profile of leprosy cases registered in a hospital in Paraguay, 2013 to 2015.
Rios-González CM. Indian J Lepr. 2018; 90:249-251.
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[Hansen's disease: a rare presentation with the involvement of 20 nails – case report].
Rodrigues MM, Cordeiro RN, da Santos MÁR, et al. Braz. J. Hea. 2019; 2(2):718-726.
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British red squirrels remain the only known wild rodent host for leprosy bacilli.
Schilling A-K, Avanzi C, Ulrich RG, et al. Front Vet Sci. 2019.
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Mycobacterium lepromatosis lepromatous leprosy in US citizen who traveled to disease-endemic areas.
Sharma G, Sharma VD. Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Feb;25(2):389-390.
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Heteroexpression of Mycobacterium leprae hypothetical protein ML0190 provides protection against DNA-alkylating agent methyl methanesulfonate.
Sharma M, Akula D, Mohan M, et al. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2019.
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Evaluation of the physical limitations, psychosocial aspects and quality of life of people affected by leprosy.
Silva PMF, Pereira LE, Ribeiro LL, et al. Revista de pesquisa, cuidado é fundamental online. 2019; 11(1):211-215.
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Involvement of TNF-producing CD8 effector memory T cells with immunopathogenesis of erythema nodosum leprosum in leprosy patients.
Silva PHL, Santos LN, Mendes MA, et al. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2019.
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Community knowledge, attitude, and perceived stigma of leprosy amongst community members living in Dhanusha and Parsa districts of Southern Central Nepal.
Singh R, Singh B, Mahato S. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 Jan 11;13(1):e0007075.
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Poor treatment compliance leads to a higher mutation for rifampicin resistance in multibacillary leprosy patients.
Siskawati Y, Effendi EH, Legiawati L, et al. Med J Indones. 2018; 27(4):237-243.
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Validation of an instrument for the evaluation of adolescents' knowledge about Hansen's disease.
Soares JEF, da Soares NLS, de Freitas BHBM, et al. Acta Paul Enferm. 2018; 31(5):480-488.
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Leprosy survey among rural communities and wild armadillos from Amazonas state, Northern Brazil.
Stefani MMA, Rosa PS, Costa MB, et al. PLoS ONE. 2019; 14(1):e0209491.
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Leprosy- control through Superfoods.
Thapar P. Acta scientific microbiology. 2019; 3(2):43-45.
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Survival of Mycobacterium leprae and association with Acanthamoeba from environmental samples in the inhabitant areas of active leprosy cases: A cross sectional study from endemic pockets of Purulia, West Bengal.
Turankar RP, Lavania M, Darlong J, et al. Infect. Genet. Evol. 2019.
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Transcription factors STAT-4, STAT-6 and CREB regulate Th1/Th2 response in leprosy patients: effect of M. leprae antigens.
Upadhyay R, Dua B, Sharma B, et al. BMC Infect. Dis. 2019; 19(1):52.
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Life after leprosy treatment discharge: Physical and social limitations.
Vieira CSCA, Lobato ML, Figueira MCS, et al. Indian J Lepr. 2018; 90:177-188.
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