Contents
1 Editor’s Choice

4 Preface to Special Issue

5 Editorial

Special Issue Section

7 Community dermatology inclusive of leprosy: its past present and future. T. J. RYAN

11 A public health approach for leprosy detection based on a very short term-training of primary health care workers in basic dermatology. O. FAYE, R. J. HAY, T. J. RYAN, S. KEITA, A. K. TRAORÉ AND A. MAHÉ

17 Role of dermatologists in leprosy elimination and post-elimination era: the Brazilian contribution. M. L. W-D-R. OLIVEIRA, G. O. PENNA AND S. TELHARI

22 The leprosy problem – back to the dermatologists. D. PORICHHA

26 Role of dermatologist in leprosy elimination and post-elimination era. A. PANDEY

30 Dermatologist’s role in leprosy elimination/post-elimination. R. GANAPATI, V. V. PAI AND R. RAO

34 Potential role of dermatologists and dermatological services in developing and sustaining the leprosy control referral system in resource constrained settings. H. J. S. KAWUMA

38 Leprosy free India: clinical perspectives and challenges ahead. H. K. KAR

40 Role of dermatologist in post-leprosy elimination era. S. P. K. ATHREYA

41 Role of dermatologists in leprosy elimination and post-elimination era. J. A. DA COSTA NERY, L. F. LEHMAN AND P. A. M. SCHREUDER

43 Role of a dermatologist in the post-elimination era. R. CHANDNA

45 Role of dermatologists in leprosy elimination and post-elimination era in India. D. M. THAPPA, R. KUMARI AND G. A. PISE

47 Histoid leprosy as reservoir of the disease; a challenge to leprosy elimination. A. PALIT AND A. C. INAMADAR

50 Role of dermatologists in leprosy elimination and in the post-elimination era. M. Â. B. TRINDADE, M. I. P. MANINI AND J. C. LASTÓRIA

52 Role of dermatologists in leprosy. S. K. NOORDEEN

54 Role of dermatologists in leprosy elimination and post elimination era. N. L. SHARMA

56 Letter J. H. RICHARDUS

Papers

57 A focus on the issues associated with implementing self-care as an intervention. H. CROSS

65 Rapid survey on case detection of leprosy in a low endemic situation, Zhucheng County, Shandong Province, The People’s Republic of China. S. CHEN, Y. ZHENG, M. ZHENG AND D. WANG

70 The ML Flow test as a point of care test for leprosy control programmes: potential effects on classification of leprosy patients. S. BÜHRER-SÉKULA, J. VISSCHEDIJK, M. A. F. GROSSI, K. P. DHAKAL, A. U. NAMADI, P. R. KLATSER AND L. OSKAM

Short Communication