Editor’s Choice

Editorial

Rifampicin resistant leprosy: a review and a research proposal of a pilot study. B. JI

Review

Progress towards development of immunoassays for detection of Mycobacterium leprae infection, employing 35 kDa antigen: an update. O. PARKASH

Papers

Socio-cultural aspects of leprosy among the Masalit and Hawsa tribes in the Sudan. L. A. EL HASSAN, E. A. G. KHALIL & A. M. EL-HASSAN

Trends in prevalence and case finding in the ALERT leprosy control
programme, 1979-1999. G. GROENEN

Typing of clinical isolates of Mycobacterium leprae and their
distribution in Korea. GUE-TAE CHAE, SEONG-BEOM LEE, TAE-JIN KANG, HANG-HYE SHIN, JONG-PILL KIM, YOUNG-HOON KO, SUNG-HWA KIM & NAN-HEE KIM

Avoiding misperceptions: classifying rehabilitation projects using letters rather than numbers. H. CORNIELJE, P. G. NICHOLLS & J. P.
VELEMA

Lymphatics in leprosy: relationship to elastic fibres and observations
following intra-lesional injections of colloidal carbon. T. J.
RYAN, R. L. JONES, P. S. MORTIMER & G. SINGH

Further Education Series -- HIV

The pathology of HIV infection. S. LUCAS

Case Reports

Hepatic involvement in lepromatous leprosy. T. C. A. FERRARI, M. G. ARUAJO & M. M. F. RIBEIRO

Biporalis keratomycosis in a leprosy patient: a case report. S. KOSHY & E. DANIEL

Letters to the Editor

Bacterial index of granuloma and its relevance compared to BI of skin smears. D. SRINIVAS, P. NARASIMHA RAO, S. SUJAI & T. S. S. LAKSHMI

Effectiveness of midwives in the retrieval of defaulting leprosy patients in urban Yangon, Myanmar. L. L. WIN, N. AUNG, C. PANGI, W. W. SAW & T. SHWE

Educational conferences on leprosy: experiences from a non-government hospital in Paraguay. C. WIENS & A. FRIESEN

Leprosy control in a prefecture of Yunnan province in the Peoples’ Republic of China, using intensive health education of the public and
primary health care workers for the detection of cases, 1998--1999. LI HUAN-YING

Socio-economical rehabilitation in leprosy: an example. P. JAYADEVAN & R. BALAKRISHNAN

Obituary -- Professor Ruth Bowden

Teaching Materials

ILEP: guidelines for the social and economic rehabilitation of people
affected by leprosy * The International Leprosy Association
Global Project on the History of Leprosy: appointment of a
Research Officer * Exchange: a networking and learning programme
on health communication for development * Healthlink Worldwide.
Free international newsletters on health and development * WHO
and top publishers announce breakthrough on developing countries’
access to leading biomedical journals * Postgraduate study in
Epidemiology: Principles and Practice, Health Systems Management and Infectious Diseases * International Review of Clinical Dermatology and Dermatocosmetics * Knowledge and Research Programme on Disability and Healthcare Technology

News and Notes

St Francis Guild, UK: Annual Review for 2000 * InDevelop Uppsala AB * Counting current anti-TB drug candidates * Clofazimine-induced crystal storing histiocytosis producing chronic abdominal pain in a leprosy patient * Pathogen genome sequencing * Hospital
observes Silver Jubilee Year programme * Bombay Leprosy Project
completes 25 years of spectacular service * Maggots and wound
healing * Wellesley Bailey Award Winners 2001