CONTENTS

177 Editor’s Choice – September 2018 P. Saunderson

Original Papers

178 Routine Surveillance Data as a Resource for Planning Integration of NTD Case Management H. Simpson, B. Quao, E. Van Der Grinten, P. Saunderson, E. Ampadu, C. Kwakye-Maclean, S. Odoom, N.-K. Biritwum, R. Pullan and J. Cano

197 Use of peripheral sensibility and intrinsic muscle dysfunction of hands and feet in household contacts of patients as a screening test for early diagnosis of leprosy in two endemic areas of Colombia M.H. Schutte, H. Serrano-Coll, W.J. Theuvenet, C. Beltrán and N. Cardona-Castro

208 Pain perception and functional limitation, assessed in the years after nerve decompression in leprosy M.D.T. Kenedi, E. De Freitas Cabral, K. Narahashi, F.J.J.D. Reis, M.A. Acioly, A.L. Kritski and M.K. Gomes

219 Neglected tropical diseases (NTD) morbidity and disability toolkit validation: A cross-sectional validation study of the EMIC-AP stigma scale for affected persons and the WHOQOL-DIS scale in Papua, Indonesia R.T. De Korte, E.L. Vellacott, A. Pongtiku, A.L. Rantetampang and W.H. Van Brakel

231 Stability (test-retest) reliability, concurrent, convergent and divergent validity of the Igbo version of participation scale (I-Pscale) among people living with Hansen's disease in South-east Nigeria P.O. Ibikunle and C.S. Obi

242 A New Instrument to Measure Leprosy Internalised Stigma: the Leprosy Internalised Stigma Scale (LISS) P. Govindharaj, S. Srinivasan, J. Darlong, B. Mahato and P. Acharya

256 Immunohistochemistry of skin lesions in leprosy and leprosy reactions A. Govindan, S. Sasidharanpillai, K. Ajithkumar, S.P. Parambath, E.N.A. Latheef, S. Rahima, V. Bindu, M. Nagesh, N. John, A.S. Vidya and T. Febina

272 Paucibacillary Leprosy: Reappraisal using Ziehl-Neelsen staining of slit skin smears and 16S rRNA Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction of nasal swabs R.P. Turankar, M. Lavania, I. Singh, V. Singh, M. Ahuja, V.K. Pathak, P. Jakhmola, L. Das, J. Darlong, U. Hembrom, V. Ramesh, N. Khanna, A.S. John and U. Sengupta

280 The role of PCR for Mycobacterium leprae in patients with facial granulomatoses: A pilot study A. Gupta, R. George, S. Chaitanya, M. Das and M. Thomas

Case Reports

289 Unusually massive ulnar nerve abscess in a leprosy patient; a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge A. Singal, M.N. Kayarkatte, D. Pandhi and S. Bhatt

296 A case of lepromatous leprosy presenting with punched out infiltrated plaques, a diagnostic enigma P.C. Gajjar, H.H. Mehta and B. Sonagra

301 Identical twins with borderline lepromatous leprosy mimicking extensive alopecia areata: A rare presentation R. Jassi, K. Barman, B. Swarnkar and R. Agarwal

306 Diagnosing lepromatous leprosy by liver biopsy: A case of granulomatous hepatitis N.A.F. Braghiroli, P.D. Oliveira, M. Sadigursky and P.R.L. Machado

310 Erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL) mimicking Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliform acuta (PLEVA): An atypical presentation C.S. Sirka, K. Sahu, S. Pradhan, S. Naik, A.N. Rout and G. Dash

316 New etiology of leprosy in Myanmar: another two patients L. Htet, M. Kai and Y. Miyamoto

Letter to the Editor

319 Contact tracing in Cuba: our experience in leprosy control R. Rumbaut and A.A. Escobedo

321 The Incidence of Erythema Nodosum Leprosum in India: A retrospective follow-up of the INFIR Cohort S.L. Walker, E. Lebas, P. Das, N. Maximus, L. Das, T. Maximus, P. Barkataki, W.H. van Brakel, P.G. Nicholls and D.N.J. Lockwood

325 Notification