Completed nerve function impairment and reactions projects
Neural and ocular impairments and disabilities are the main causes behind the many problems persons affected by leprosy may experience.
The LRI supports studies of approaches and interventions for primary prevention of nerve or ocular damage, methods to improve detection and interventions and treatment regimen to improve the prognosis of NFI and leprosy reactions.
Reduction of plantar pressure
The Leprosy Mission International (Bangladesh)
Health care interventions are continually evolving and developing, but the use of micro-cellular rubber (MCR) footwear as the first-line intervention for protecting the feet of people with sensory loss has remained unchanged since the early 1960. This study sought to quantify the differences or similarities between MCR commonly sourced in Bangladesh and footwear available in the Bangladesh market. Final results of this project are available.
Severity scale for erythema nodosum leprosum (2)
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL) is severe complication of leprosy which is associated with death and increased economic hardship. ENL is a difficult condition to treat and many affected individuals do not have access to safe, effective long term therapies. In order to determine which therapies are most effective, this study developed the ENLIST ENL Severity Scale which measures the severity of ENL before, during and at the end of treatment. This will enable future studies to compare different treatments.