Monday, November 10, 2008

Histoid leprosy, why ofloxacin?

Leprosy Mailing List, November 1st, 2008

Ref.: Histoid leprosy, why ofloxacin?
From: Kawuma H. J., Kampala, Uganda

Dear Salvatore,

I am reacting to the presentation by Dr. Ranawaka (LML Oct. 31st, 2008).
Atypical ENL reactions in histoid leprosy have been described in the past and so has softening and ulceration of histoid lesions during treatment. The described seems to fit in one or other of the above.
What was the rationale for giving ofloxacin? That may help colleagues to advise on how long it should be continued?

Dr. Ranawaka, thank you for sharing yet another interesting situation!

Yours sincerely,
H Joseph Kawuma
GLRA, Uganda

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