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.
I shall keep on reading more in this club.
LML - S Deepak, B Naafs, S Noto and P Schreuder
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