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Research Article

Comparing the Clinical and Histological Diagnosis of Leprosy and Leprosy Reactions in the INFIR Cohort of Indian Patients with Multibacillary Leprosy

  • Diana N. J. Lockwood mail,

    Diana.Lockwood@lshtm.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Peter Nicholls,

    Affiliation: School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • W. Cairns S. Smith,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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  • Loretta Das,

    Affiliation: The Leprosy Mission Trust, New Delhi, India

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  • Pramila Barkataki,

    Affiliation: The Leprosy Mission Trust, New Delhi, India

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  • Wim van Brakel,

    Affiliation: Leprosy Unit, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Sujai Suneetha

    Affiliation: Blue Peter Research Centre, Hyderabad, India

    Current address: ACET, Hyderabad, India

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  • Published: June 26, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001702

About the Authors

Diana N. J. Lockwood
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Peter Nicholls
School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
W. Cairns S. Smith
School of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Loretta Das, Pramila Barkataki
The Leprosy Mission Trust, New Delhi, India
Wim van Brakel
Leprosy Unit, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sujai Suneetha
Blue Peter Research Centre, Hyderabad, India

Corresponding Author

Email: Diana.Lockwood@lshtm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DNJL WvB WCSS. Performed the experiments: LD PB SS. Analyzed the data: PN DNJL. Wrote the paper: DNJL.