Call for papers

347 Sustainability: call for evidence on innovation and examples of good practice

348 Editor’s Choice December 2009 D. N. J. LOCKWOOD


350 Leprosy global statistics: beware of traps E. DECLERCQ


353 Enhanced Global Strategy for Further Reducing the Disease Burden Due to Leprosy: 2011–2015 V. PANNIKAR


355 Interventions for erythema nodosum leprosum. A Cochrane review N. H. J. VAN VEEN, D. N. J. LOCKWOOD, W.H. VAN BRAKEL, J. RAMIREZ JR AND J. H. RICHARDUS

373 The role of radiology in nerve function impairment and its musculoskeletal complications in leprosy F. J. SLIM, W. R. FABER AND M. MAAS

Original papers

388 Hypophosphorylation of NF-H and NF-M subunits of neurofilaments and the associated decrease in KSPXK kinase activity in the sciatic nerves of Swiss white mice inoculated in the foot pad with Mycobacterium leprae M. P. SAVE, V. P. SHETTY AND K. T. SHETTY

402 Detection of serum antibodies to M. leprae Major Membrane Protein-II in leprosy patients from Indonesia M. HATTA, M. MAKINO, RATNAWATI, MASHUDI, YADI, M. SABIR, N. TANDIROGANG, L. M. M. RUSYATI, M. KAI, Y. FUKUTOMI, Y. MIYAMOTO, T. MUKAI AND Y. MAEDA

410 Analysis of newly detected Leprosy cases and misdiagnosis in Wuhan (1990-2004) D. LIU, G. LI, W. HUANG, J. GAO, C. YUE AND Q. XIAO

416 Healthcare seeking behaviour and delay in diagnosis of leprosy in a low endemic area of China F. ZHANG, S. CHEN, Y. SUN AND T. CHU

424 Detection of Mycobacterium leprae DNA in nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) from the Andean region of Colombia N. CARDONA-CASTRO, J. C. BELTRA´N, A. ORTIZ-BERNAL AND V. VISSA

432 The decline of leprosy in Japan: patterns and trends 1964–2008 A. KOBA, N. ISHII, S. MORI AND P. E. M. FINE

Short Report

441 Case finding survey for leprosy in Iran: Bandar Abbas and Minab P. DAVOODIAN, H. DADVAND, M. RAZ-NAHAN, S. BAGHESTANI, A. MAHBUBU AND A. BAGERI

Case Reports

445 Latapi’s Lepromatosis (Lucio’s leprosy) without Lucio’s phenomenon in a pubertal boy T. H. REA

448 Surgical treatment of bilateral paralytic lagophthalmos using scapha graft in a case of lepromatous leprosy L. LAVILLA, J. CASTILLO, Á. M. DOMI´NGUEZ, N. A. RODRI´GUEZ, F. J. ASCASO AND J. A. CRISTO´BAL

Letter to the Editor

453 Comments on Van Veen et al’s simplified nerve function tests R. PREMKUMAR

454 Obituary DR. T. SAYLAN

456 Author Index 2008–2009

457 Subject Index 2008–2009