About the Authors

Sonia F. Raffe, Diana N. J. Lockwood
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Min Thapa, Saraswoti Khadge, Deanna Hagge
Anandaban Leprosy Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Krishna Tamang
Lalgadh Hospital, Dhanush District, Janakpur, Nepal

Corresponding Author

soniaraffe@doctors.org.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DNJL SFR DH SK MT. Performed the experiments: SFR SK MT KT DH. Analyzed the data: SFR DH SK DNJL. Wrote the paper: SFR DH SK DNJL.