Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease (HD), is a long-term infection by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae or Mycobacterium lepromatosis. Infection can lead to damage of the nerves, respiratory tract, skin, and eyes. This damage may result in a lack of ability to feel pain, which can lead to the loss of parts of extremities from repeated injuries or infection due to unnoticed wounds. Discover the latest research on leprosy here.

June 25, 2020

Real-time PCR-based quantitation of viable Mycobacterium leprae strain from clinical samples and environmental sources and its genotype in multi-case leprosy families of India

European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases : Official Publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology
Vikram SinghAnjana Goel
July 3, 2020
Open Access

Thickened sural nerve in Hansen's disease

QJM : Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
Rajat ManchandaAshutosh Tiwari
June 20, 2020
Open Access

Analysis of HLA-G protein expression in leprosy

Camila Rodrigues da SilvaIsabela Jubé Wastoswki
July 3, 2020
Open Access

Looking for NTDs in the skin; an entry door for offering patient centered holistic care

Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
Seid Getahun AbdelaJohan Van Griensven
June 11, 2020
Case Report
Open Access

Greater Auricular Neuropathy in Hansen's Disease

The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Suryanarayana SharmaVijay K Sharma
June 25, 2020

Nutritional status and morbidity profile of children with leprosy contact in a rural community

Tropical Doctor
Yegnaraman VenkatakrishnanRajkumar Kannan
June 4, 2020
Open Access

Primary care quality and its effects on leprosy monitoring indicators

Revista brasileira de enfermagem
Nayara Figueiredo VieiraFrancisco Carlos Félix Lana
June 5, 2020
Open Access

Accuracy of Xpert Ultra in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis among children in Uganda: a sub-study from the SHINE trial

Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Willy SsengoobaDiana M Gibb
July 1, 2020

Comorbidities associated with non- healing of plantar ulcers in leprosy patients

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Brahmaiah UpputuriRaja Sriswan Mamidi
June 14, 2020
Open Access

Developing Feasible, Locally Appropriate Socioeconomic Support for TB-Affected Households in Nepal

Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease
Bhola RaiTom Wingfield
June 9, 2020

Mycobacterium lepromatosis genome exhibits unusually high CpG dinucleotide content and selection is key force in shaping codon usage

Infection, Genetics and Evolution : Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics in Infectious Diseases
Ashok MunjalJayashankar Das
July 1, 2020
Open Access

Fragment-based discovery of a new class of inhibitors targeting mycobacterial tRNA modification

Nucleic Acids Research
Sherine E ThomasVítor Mendes
July 2, 2020

Cytology in the diagnosis of concomitant tuberculosis and leprosy by polymerase chain reaction using cytology scrapings

Cytopathology : Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
Ariba ZaidiArvind Rajwanshi
June 20, 2020

Genotyping of Mycobacterium leprae for understanding the distribution and transmission of leprosy in endemic provinces of China

International Journal of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Official Publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases
Santosh ChokkakulaHongsheng Wang
June 17, 2020

Caprine nodular thelitis due to Mycobacterium uberis: A series of 26 cases in 11 dairy goat farms in Western France

Preventive Veterinary Medicine
M BrentiniC Chartier
July 7, 2020

Leprosy mimicking rheumatoid vasculitis with scleromalacia perforans

BMJ Case Reports
Manesh Manoj, Urmila Dhakad
June 20, 2020
Open Access

Activity limitation and social participation restriction of people with leprosy: a cross-sectional analysis of magnitude and associated factors in a hyperendemic municipality in the state of Piauí, Brazil, 2001-2014

Epidemiologia E Serviços De Saúde : Revista Do Sistema Unico De Saúde Do Brasil
Danelle da Silva NascimentoJaqueline Caracas Barbosa
July 3, 2020
Open Access

Genomic Characterization of Mycobacterium leprae to Explore Transmission Patterns Identifies New Subtype in Bangladesh

Frontiers in Microbiology
Maria Tió-ComaAnnemieke Geluk
June 24, 2020

Characteristics of Oral Lesions in Patients With Hansen Disease

Actas dermo-sifiliográficas
G Moronta CastellanoL Crespo Lessmann

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