Thursday, January 11, 2018

(LML) Chemoprophylaxis in Leprosy

Leprosy Mailing List – January 11,  2017

Ref.:    (LML) Chemoprophylaxis in Leprosy

From:  PK Das, Birmingham, UK



Hello Pieter, Dr Kar and the engaged revered clinicians,

Since quite some time (as Dr Kar mentions, as early as 1978, when late Dr R Rees was the chairman of WHO-THELEP), I had been hearing about chemo (rather anti-leprosy drug) prophylaxis for abolishing transmission. It will be a good exercise to review the literature regarding robust evidence vs superficial hypothetical assumptions and then form a firm work platform to undertake a study, not just as an impulsive research project.

One also should be cautious about the use of any drug as a prophylaxis, with the fear of drug induced autoimmune syndromes.

Kind regards.

I shall keep on reading more in this club.


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