Editor’s Choice

Editorial

3 The mouse foot-pad model. P. Draper

Review

5 The mouse foot-pad technique for cultivation of Mycobacterium leprae. L. Levy & B. Ji

Papers

25 Multi-centre, double blind, randomized trial of three steroid regimens in the treatment of type-1 reactions in leprosy. P. S. S. Sundar Rao, D. S. T. Sugamaran, J. Richard & W. C. S. Smith

34 Characteristics of known leprosy contact in a high endemic area in Brazil. P. D. Deps, B. V. S. Guedes, J. Bucker Filho, M. K. Andreatta, R.L S. Marcari & L. C. Rodrigues

41 Delay in the diagnosis of leprosy in the Metropolitan Region of Vitória, Brazil. P. D. Deps, B. V. S. Guedes, J. Bucker Filho, M. K. Andreatta, R.L S. Marcari & L. C. Rodrigues

48 Risk factors for developing leprosy – a population-based cohort study in Indonesia. M. I. Bakker, M. Hatta, A. Kwenang, P. Van Mosseveld, W. R. Faber,P. R. Klatser & L. Oskam

62 Knowledge and attitudes to leprosy among patients and community members: a comparative study in Uttar Pradesh, India. P. Barkataki, S. Kumar & P. S. S. Rao

Short Communication

69 Reverse medial plantar artery flap. R. Schwarz

Case Report

76 Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in an HIV seropositive leprosy patient. A. Singal, S. Mehta & D. Pandhi

Letters to the Editor

81 Bigger may not be better. M. Sunkad

82 Discrimination against leprosy patients and their families: the situation (early 2005) in West Darfur, Sudan. D. Byamungu

84 Social outcasts? Y. Sasakawa