About the Authors

Diana N. J. Lockwood
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Lavanya Suneetha, Karuna Devi Sagili, Meher Vani Chaduvula, Ismail Mohammed, Sujai Suneetha
Blue Peter Research Centre, LEPRA India, Hyderabad, India

Meher Vani Chaduvula
Institute of Pathology, Safdarjung Campus Hospital, New Delhi, India

Wim van Brakel
Royal Tropical Institute, Leprosy Unit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

W. C. Smith
School of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Peter Nicholls
School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

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 SS. Performed the experiments: LS KDS MVC IM. Analyzed the data: DNJL LS KDS MVC WvB PN SS. Wrote the paper: DNJL. Reported on immunohistochemistry: LS KDS MVC SS. Discussed and contributed to the manuscript: LS KDS WvB PN SS WCS.