Sunday, June 10, 2018

(LML) Single-dose rifampicin chemoprophylaxis

Leprosy Mailing List – June 10,  2018

Ref.:  (LML) Single-dose rifampicin chemoprophylaxis 

From:  Ben Naafs, Munnekeburen, the Netherlands


Dear Pieter



Some time ago, Dr. Diana Lockwood ask for comments concerning Single-dose rifampicin (SDR) chemoprphylaxis in a letter to LML.


Recently, the following article was published: Lockwood DNJ, Krishnamurthy P, Kumar B, Penna G (2018) Single-dose rifampicin chemoprophylaxis protects those who need it least and is not a cost-effective intervention. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(6): e0006403.



We strongly recommend reading this publication. It is important that we as leprologists keep reviewing leprosy control policies critically. 








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