Serological evidence of Toxoplasma gondii infection as potential risk for the development of lepromatous leprosy in an endemic area for both neglected tropical diseases in Brazil
ConclusionsAltogether, our results suggest thatT. gondii infection may exert immunomodulatory properties that influence to the susceptibility of leprosy, mainly on its more severe clinical form. A better understanding of parasite immunomodulation can ultimately contribute to the development of medical applications.
Publication date: 6 June 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 246, Issue 3285Author(s): Michael Marshall
Conclusion: Significant consensus in the perception of complications was observed in most of the analyzed scenarios for both LA and NA. However, within the LA data, responses to different clinical scenarios varied. PMID: 32494370 [PubMed]
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: Brazilian Journal of OtorhinolaryngologyAuthor(s): Selçuk Yildiz, Harun Karaca, Sema Zer Toros
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: Brazilian Journal of OtorhinolaryngologyAuthor(s): Liang Jiwang, Luo Yahong, Liang Kai, Huang Bo, Zhao Yuejiao, Wang Haotian, Yu Tao
Abstract In the Philippines, ten NTDs are prevalent, but only six namely LF, schistosomiasis, STH, food-borne trematodiases, rabies and leprosy are considered to be of public health importance. The 81 provinces in the country are endemic for at least one of these NTDs. Others may be endemic for two or even more of these diseases. Since 2000, after the Philippines accepted and implemented the WHO guidelines for NTDs prevention, control and elimination, significant progress has been achieved in reducing the magnitude of NTDs endemic in the country". Since 2009, out of 46 filariasis-endemic provinces, the number...
CONCLUSION: This study suggests that the surrounding environment (soil and water) of leprosy patients contain viable M. leprae and the viability has association with Acanthamoeba which may provide a protective niche for M. leprae. This could play an important role in the focal transmission of the disease. PMID: 30658215 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease that primarily affects peripheral nerves, and the skin, but can also compromise functions of the eyes and other organs. Mycobacterium leprae (M. leprae) is the etiological agent and an obligate intracellular parasite . Leprosy remains a serious public health problem in developing countries, such as India, Brazil and Indonesia, and it is endemic in Africa, Asia and Latin America .
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Conclusion: Post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis is a rare dermal complication of VL that mimics leprosy and should be considered particularly in countries where both diseases are endemic. A co-infection must be seriously considered, especially in patients who are non-responsive to treatment or develop persistent leprosy reactions as those encountered in the patient reported here.
Conclusions: Trend analysis of reported new detection rates from India does not support a thesis of rapid progress in leprosy control.