Wednesday, December 2, 2015

(LML) Draft WHO Leprosy Strategy 2016-2020

Leprosy Mailing List – December 2,  2015

Ref.:    (LML) Draft WHO Leprosy Strategy 2016-2020

From:  Wim Theuvenet, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands


Dear Pieter,


Thanks to Dr Joel Almeida for his valuable comments (LML, 18-11-2015).


The proposal to monitor nerve function monthly for at least 2 years after the start of the MDT is an utmost sensible one, but then the proper tools to effectively treat nerve function loss are unfortunately lacking.


It is only a minority of the nerves with serious function loss and when treated with corticosteroids, etc., will recover to a functional level (protective sensation and muscle strength VMT grade 4 or 5).


Any recommendations?


Best regards,


Willem Theuvenet



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