CONTENTS

89 Editor’s Choice – June 2018 P. Saunderson

Editorial

90 Evidence, opportunity, ethics, and the allure of zero leprosy D.G. Addiss

Interim Report

102 The Leprosy Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (LPEP) programme: update and interim
analysis P. Steinmann, A. Cavaliero, A. Aerts, S. Anand, M. Arif, Sarady Sao Ay, T.M. Aye, T. Barth-Jaeggi, N.L. Banstola, C.M. Bhandari, D. Blaney, M. Bonenberger, W. Van Brakel, H. Cross, V.K. Das, A. Fahrudda, N. Fernando, Z. Gani, H. Greter, E. Ignotti, D. Kamara, C. Kasang, B. Kömm, A. Kumar, S. Lay, L. Mieras, F. Mirza, B. Mutayoba, B. Njako, T. Pakasi, P. Saunderson, B. Shengelia, C.S. Smith, R. Stäheli, N. Suriyarachchi, T. Shwe, A. Tiwari, M.S.D. Wijesinghe, J. Van Berkel, B.V. Plaetse, M. Virmond and J.H. Richardus

Original Papers

117 Screening household contacts of children diagnosed with leprosy in a tertiary referral centre, Chhattisgarh State, India S. Ramasamy, A. Kumar and P. Govindharaj

124 A pilot study using participatory, translational, social science research methods to explore stakeholder perspectives on preventing delayed diagnosis in leprosy P. Kuipers, A. Joy, A. John and M.S. Raju

139 Concurrent, convergent, divergent validity and stability (test-retest) reliability of the Igbo version of Screening of Activity Limitation and Safety Awareness scale (SALSA) among people living with Hansen’s disease in south-east Nigeria P.O. Ibikunle and M.M. Mordi

148 Adrenal cortical function and adrenal volume in leprosy: A study of 40 cases A. Gupta, P.K. Sharma, U.C. Garga and L.K. Sharma

Short Reports

158 Platelet rich fibrin dressings in the treatment of non-healing trophic ulcers of leprosy K. Vinay, G. Sawatkar, S. Dogra and T. Narang

165 Diagnostic value of histopathology of the affected nerve versus overlying skin, in pure neural cases of leprosy V.P. Shetty and A.V. Wakade

Case Report

170 Thrombocytopenia induced by intermittent therapy with Rifampicin – A case report R. Rai and J. Adityan

Letter to the Editor

173 Three common misinterpretations of the COLEP trial J.H. Richardus and W.C.S. Smith