Leprosy Mailing List – October 26, 2019
Ref.: (LML) MALTALEP trial - discussion
From: Marcos Virmond, Bauru, Brazil
Among the many interesting points raised by Lockwood et al. in their recent message (LML, 25-10-2019), let me stress one above all: "The reinvigoration of contact examination has been a positive outcome of chemoprophylaxis strategies and....".
Congratulations to Prof. Lockwood for bringing this important point back to the present discussions. Indeed, this aspect has been frequently overlooked. I stressed this positive aspect of chemoprophylaxis in an early LPEP meeting many years ago in Surabaya, Indonesia, and I am very happy that, finally, this relevant "side effect" of chemoprophylaxis is back to the discussions. Obviously, one cannot implement chemoprophylaxis for this sole reason. However, one should consider this point while discussing any chemoprophylaxis strategy.
LML - S Deepak, B Naafs, S Noto and P Schreuder
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