Thursday, January 25, 2018

(LML) Chemoprophylaxis in Leprosy


Leprosy Mailing List – January 25,  2018

Ref.:    (LML) Chemoprophylaxis in Leprosy

From: Roberta Romero, Makati, Philippines


Dear Pieter


In the Philippines we never adopted this prophylaxis proposal simply because of so many factors that we can not control. I. e., we can not ensure that the household and the community are free of the leprosy bacteria so that exposure post prophylaxis is safeguarded; we have so much more TB and we have reason to worry about use of Rifampicin without good supportive data; Rifampicin resistance is a possibility; etc.


It is important to educate the remaining household members on early signs of leprosy and to be able to provide them easy and reliable access to medical workers knowledgeable about it.  We can not let our guard down.  The fight is not over.


Dr Roberta Romero,,FPLS, FPDS

Executive Director

Tropical Disease Foundation,Inc

Makati, Philippines 


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