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Dr Palanisamy Vijayakumaran

TitleMedical Advisor
InstitutionGerman Leprosy and TB Relief Association
DepartmentLeprosy & TB Control
AddressChennai
India
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    Joined as Medical Officer in Leprosy Control in 1982 in Scheffelin Leprosy Research & Training Centre, Karigiri. I became senior medical officer and then Associate Epidemiologist. I was involved in training of different cadres of medical and non-medical personnel in clinical aspects of leprosy and leprosy control. Served in Damien Foundation India Trust and German Leprosy & TB Relief Association in India.
    I have 27 research publications to my credit.
    I was consultant to districts and state for implementation of MDT programme. Involved in development of curriculum and training manuals for para-medical and medical personnel for Central Leprosy Division of Government of India. Participated in national level evaluations of leprosy control in India.
    Served as international consultant to World Health Organisation to evaluate leprosy control programmes in many Asian countries.


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    1. Anjum V, Vijayakumaran P. Presence of an index case in households of newly registered leprosy patients: experience from a leprosy referral centre in South India. Lepr Rev. 2015 Dec; 86(4):383-6. PMID: 26964435.
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    2. Madhavan K, Vijayakumaran P, Ramachandran L, Manickam C, Rajmohan R, Mathew J, Krishnamurthy P. Sustainable leprosy related disability care within integrated general health services: findings from Salem District, India. Lepr Rev. 2007 Dec; 78(4):353-61. PMID: 18309709.
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    3. Govinda KR, Vijayakumaran P, Krishnamurthy P, Bevanur MS. Effective participation of TB sanatoria in Revised National TB Control Programme (DOTS) in a metropolitan city. Indian J Tuberc. 2007 Jan; 54(1):30-5. PMID: 17455421.
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    4. Shivakumar M, Prabhakarareddy B, Rajaprasannakumar A, Vijayakumaran P, Krishnamurthy P. Repeated sputum microscopy is not essential for monitoring tuberculosis treatment response. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2006 Nov; 10(11):1296-8. PMID: 17131792.
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    5. Vijayakumaran P, Prasad B, Krishnamurthy P. Trends in new case-detection leprosy in Bihar, India. Indian J Lepr. 2006 Apr-Jun; 78(2):145-51. PMID: 16927849.
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    6. Rao TP, Krishnamurthy P, Vijayakumaran P, Mishra RK, Samy MS. "Instant" new leprosy case-detection: an experience in Bihar State in India. Indian J Lepr. 2003 Jan-Mar; 75(1):9-15. PMID: 15253390.
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    7. Vijayakumaran P, Krishnamurthy P, Rao P, Declerq E. Chemoprophylaxis against leprosy: expectations and methodology of a trial. Lepr Rev. 2000 Dec; 71 Suppl:S37-40; discussion S40-1. PMID: 11201885.
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    8. Vijayakumaran P, Rao TP, Krishnamurthy P. Pace of leprosy elimination and support teams in Bihar state, India. Lepr Rev. 1999 Dec; 70(4):452-8. PMID: 10689827.
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    9. Vijayakumaran P, Jesudasan K, Mozhi NM, Samuel JD. Does MDT arrest transmission of leprosy to household contacts? Int J Lepr Other Mycobact Dis. 1998 Jun; 66(2):125-30. PMID: 9728444.
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    10. Vijayakumaran P, Reddy NB, Krishnamurthy P, Ramanujam R. Utilizing primary health care workers for case detection. Indian J Lepr. 1998 Apr-Jun; 70(2):203-10. PMID: 9724856.
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    11. Deenabandhu DA, Babu CR, Vijayakumaran P. Study of the problem of hidden cases of leprosy among "inaccessible" section of urban population in Madras City. Indian J Lepr. 1998; 70 Suppl:79S-82S. PMID: 10992870.
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    12. Abraham S, Vijayakumaran P, Jesudasan K. Ulnar nerve abscess in a multibacillary patient during post-multidrug therapy surveillance. Lepr Rev. 1997 Dec; 68(4):333-5. PMID: 9503870.
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    13. Vijayakumaran P, Mahipathy PV, Misra RK, Petro TS, Ramanujan R, Karunakaran S, Abraham O. Hidden cases of leprosy (in prison) Indian J Lepr. 1997 Jul-Sep; 69(3):271-4. PMID: 9394177.
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    14. Vijayakumaran P, Manimozhi N, Jesudasan K, Arunthathi S, Jacob M, Samuel P. Leucocytopenia after rifampicin and ofloxacin therapy in leprosy. Lepr Rev. 1997 Mar; 68(1):10-5. PMID: 9121326.
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    15. Jesudasan K, Vijayakumaran P, Manimozhi N, Bushanam JD, Kanagarajan S, Rao PS. Origin of new leprosy cases during general surveys in relation to previous survey findings. Lepr Rev. 1996 Sep; 67(3):183-9. PMID: 8885611.
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    16. Vijayakumaran P, Manimozhi N, Ravikumar RN, Jesudasan K, Rao PS. Leprosy among inmates of a prison. Indian J Lepr. 1996 Jul-Sep; 68(3):247-50. PMID: 8889610.
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    17. Vijayakumaran P. Fixed duration therapy (FDT) in MB leprosy (clinicobacteriological experience). Indian J Lepr. 1996 Jul-Sep; 68(3):297-300. PMID: 8889617.
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    18. Vijayakumaran P. Profile of relapses after MDT in paucibacillary leprosy and subsequent management. Indian J Lepr. 1996 Jul-Sep; 68(3):300-3. PMID: 8889618.
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    19. Vijayakumaran P, Jesudasan K, Manimozhi N. Fixed-duration therapy (FDT) in multibacillary leprosy; efficacy and complications. Int J Lepr Other Mycobact Dis. 1996 Jun; 64(2):123-7. PMID: 8690969.
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    20. Jesudasan K, Vijayakumaran P, Manimozhi N, Jeyarajan T, Rao PS. Absence of relapse within 4 years among 34 multibacillary patients with high BIs treated for 2 years with MDT. Int J Lepr Other Mycobact Dis. 1996 Jun; 64(2):133-5. PMID: 8690971.
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    21. Jesudasan K, Vijayakumaran P, Manimozhi N, Rao PS, Samuel P. Effectiveness of MDT in multibacillary leprosy. Int J Lepr Other Mycobact Dis. 1996 Jun; 64(2):128-32. PMID: 8690970.
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    22. Jesudasan K, Vijayakumaran P, Mozhi NM, Rao PS. A leprosy survey in a taluk headquarters town and the role of dermatological services and active health education in its success--a preliminary report. Indian J Lepr. 1996 Apr-Jun; 68(2):175-8. PMID: 8835587.
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    23. Vijayakumaran P, Manimozhi N, Jesudasan K. Incidence of "chance" smear positivity among MB leprosy patients after MDT. Indian J Lepr. 1995 Jul-Sep; 67(3):249-58. PMID: 8576604.
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    24. Vijayakumaran P, Manimozhi N, Jesudasan K. Incidence of late lepra reaction among multibacillary leprosy patients after MDT. Int J Lepr Other Mycobact Dis. 1995 Mar; 63(1):18-22. PMID: 7730714.
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    25. Jesudasan K, Vijayakumaran P, Manimozhi N, Gangadaran M. Need for peripheral nerve examination during leprosy case-detection surveys. Lepr Rev. 1994 Sep; 65(3):284-5. PMID: 8942161.
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    26. Pannikar V, Jesudasan K, Vijayakumaran P, Christian M. Relapse or late reversal reaction? Int J Lepr Other Mycobact Dis. 1989 Jun; 57(2):526-8. PMID: 2664046.
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    27. Jesudasan K, Vijayakumaran P, Pannikar VK, Christian M. Impact of MDT on leprosy as measured by selective indicators. Lepr Rev. 1988 Sep; 59(3):215-23. PMID: 3264374.
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