291 Editor’s Choice

Editorials

292 Current epidemiology of leprosy in India. P. S. S. SUNDAR RAO

295 Global leprosy statistics: a cause for pride, or frustration? P. E. M. FINE

Review

298 Promoting early detection in leprosy -- a literature review to identify proven and potential interventions addressing patient-related delay. P. G. NICHOLLS, L. ROSS AND W. C. S. SMITH

Short Report

311 Appraisal of skin smear reports of field laboratories. K. V. DESIKAN, K. V. S. M. RAO, M. S. BHARAMBE AND P. V. RANGANADHA RAO

Workshop Report

317 Re-enablement of the neurologically impaired hand -- 1: terminology, applied anatomy and assessment. Report of a Surgical Workshop held at Green Pastures Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre, November 2004, Pokhara, Nepal. J. W. BRANDSMA AND R. J. SCHWARZ

326 Re-enablement of the neurologically impaired hand -- 2: surgical correction. Report of a Surgical Workshop held at Green Pastures Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre, November 2004, Pokhara, Nepal. R. J. SCHWARZ AND J. W. BRANDSMA

Papers

343 Association between anti-PGL-I IgM and clinical and demographic parameters in leprosy. RON P. SCHURING, F. JOHANNES MOET, DAVID PAHAN, JAN HENDRIK RICHARDUS AND LINDA OSKAM

356 The relationship between detection delay and impairment in leprosy control: a comparison of patient cohorts from Bangladesh and Ethiopia. NATASJA H. J. VAN VEEN, ABRAHAM MEIMA AND JAN H. RICHARDUS

366 Isolation of Mycobacterium leprae from untreated borderline tuberculoid, mid-borderline and indeterminate cases using the mouse foot pad technique -- a study of 209 cases. A. V. WAKADE AND V. P. SHETTY

371 Inter-observer reliability in assessment of sensation of skin lesion and enlargement of peripheral nerves in leprosy patients. SHUMIN CHEN, QIHUA WANG, TONGSHENG CHU AND MING ZHENG

Case Report

377 Indeterminate leprosy in an infant. K. V. KRISHNA MOORTHY AND K. V. DESIKAN

381 Magnetic resonance imaging of ulnar nerve abscess in leprosy: a case report. SMRITI HARI, SUBRAMANIAN SUBRAMANIAN AND RAJU SHARMA

Letter to the Editor

386 Iris in an HIV seropositive leprosy patient. VINEET KAUR AND GURMOHAN SINGH

387 Consensus Statement on Prevention of Disability

396 Corrigendum

397 Volume Indexes