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Dr Steve Walker

PhD MRCP(UK) DTM&H

Associate Professor

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Research and a consultant dermatologist at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases. I manage patients with leprosy, leishmaniasis and other imported skin disorders.

I trained in dermatology at Glasgow, London and Manchester in the United Kingdom and at Harvard University in the USA. I completed my PhD thesis: "The measurement, treatment and immunopathology of leprosy Type 1 reactions" under the supervision of Professor Diana Lockwood at LSHTM.


My main research interests are the pathophysiology and managment of leprosy reactions, cutaneous infection, scabies and other ectoparasitic skin disorders and the epidemiology of skin disease.

Affiliations

Department of Clinical Research
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Teaching

I am the Course Organiser of the Short Course in Tropical Dermatology. I teach on a variety of LSHTM courses both MSc and the Diplomas in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
I also lecture students studying for the MSc in Clinical Dermatology at King's College London and the MSc in International Health at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

Research

I am a principal investigator of the NIHR RIGHT funded Skin Health Africa Research Programme (SHARP)  with colleagues from LSHTM, Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), Accra and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research In Tropical Medicine in Ghana.

I am the coordinator of the Erythema Nodosum Leprosum International STudy (ENLIST) Group. Erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL) is a severe complication of leprosy. We are clinicians, statisticians and laboratory scientists with extensive clinical and research experience in the diagnosis and management of leprosy and its complications.
We are based at institutions in seven countries on four continents. The group is coordinated from London and includes centres in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nepal and the Philippines. The ENLIST Group aims to improve: the understanding of the mechanisms which cause ENL, the evidence to guide treatment decisions and the access to effective treatments.



 

 

 

Research Area
Clinical guidelines
Clinical trials
Parasites
Global Health
Medicines
Outbreaks
Discipline
Medicine
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Leprosy
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Skin disease
Tropical diseases
Country
Bangladesh
Brazil
Ethiopia
Indonesia
India
Nepal
Philippines
Region
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Biologics in Leprosy: A Systematic Review and Case Report.
Cogen AL; Lebas E; De Barros B; Harnisch JP; Faber WR; Lockwood DN; Walker SL
2020
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
The 2020 International Alliance for the Control of Scabies Consensus Criteria for the Diagnosis of Scabies.
Engelman D; Yoshizumi J; Hay RJ; Osti M; Micali G; Norton S; Walton S; Boralevi F; Bernigaud C; Bowen AC
2020
The British journal of dermatology
Three drugs are unnecessary for treating paucibacillary leprosy-A critique of the WHO guidelines.
Lockwood DNJ; Lambert S; Srikantam A; Darlong J; Pai VV; Butlin CR; de Barros B; Negera E; Walker SL
2019
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
The prevalence of scabies, pyoderma and other communicable dermatoses in the Bijagos Archipelago, Guinea-Bissau.
Marks M; Sammut T; Cabral MG; Teixeira da Silva E; Goncalves A; Rodrigues A; Manjuba C; Nakutum J; Ca J; D'Alessandro U
2019
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Scabies outbreaks in ten care homes for elderly people: a prospective study of clinical features, epidemiology, and treatment outcomes.
Cassell JA; Middleton J; Nalabanda A; Lanza S; Head MG; Bostock J; Hewitt K; Jones CI; Darley C; Karir S
2018
The Lancet infectious diseases
THE INCIDENCE OF ERYTHEMA NODOSUM LEPROSUM IN INDIA: A RETROSPECTIVE FOLLOW-UP OF THE INFIR COHORT
Walker SL; Lebas E; Das P; Maximus N; Das L; Maximus T; Barkataki P; Van Brakel WH; Nicholls PG; Lockwood DNJ
2018
LEPROSY REVIEW
ENLIST 1: An International Multi-centre Cross-sectional Study of the Clinical Features of Erythema Nodosum Leprosum.
Walker SL; Balagon M; Darlong J; Doni SN; Hagge DA; Halwai V; John A; Lambert SM; Maghanoy A; Nery JAC
2015
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
The cutaneous expression of toll-like receptors in leprosy type 1 reactions
Walker SL; Roberts CH; Cogen AL; Atkinson SE; Dhakal S; Hawksworth RA; Mahat K; Lockwood DNJ
2010
The British journal of dermatology
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