About the Authors
- Willemijn J. Idema, Istvan M. Majer, Suzanne Polinder, Jan Hendrik Richardus
- Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- David Pahan
- Rural Health Program, The Leprosy Mission Bangladesh (formerly DBLM), Nilphamari, Bangladesh
- Linda Oskam
- KIT (Royal Tropical Institute), KIT Biomedical Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Conceived and designed the experiments: DP LO JHR. Performed the experiments: WJI. Analyzed the data: WJI IMM LO SP JHR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: IMM DP LO SP. Wrote the paper: WJI IMM. Project director of the COLEP study: JHR. Supervised data collection at the field site of the COLEP study in Bangladesh: DP.