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Treatment of leprosy.
Clin Dermatol 2015 Jan-Feb; 33(1):55-65CD

Abstract

Leprosy is a curable disease, having been eliminated from many countries, including India. This has been possible due to the wide availability of effective and safe drugs. Treatment of leprosy has undergone considerable changes over decades, from chaulmoogra oil in 1915 to dapsone monotherapy in 1946, then eventually to multidrug therapy (MDT) in 1982. In the last two decades, reports of resistance to all first-line drugs have appeared in the literature, with the need to conduct clinical trials using newer but highly bactericidal drugs and their combinations against Mycobacterium leprae.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, STD, and Leprosy, PGIMER & Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi, 110001, India. Electronic address: hkkar_2000@yahoo.co.in.Department of Dermatology, STD, and Leprosy, PGIMER & Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi, 110001, India.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25432811

Citation

Kar, Hemanta Kumar, and Ruchi Gupta. "Treatment of Leprosy." Clinics in Dermatology, vol. 33, no. 1, 2015, pp. 55-65.
Kar HK, Gupta R. Treatment of leprosy. Clin Dermatol. 2015;33(1):55-65.
Kar, H. K., & Gupta, R. (2015). Treatment of leprosy. Clinics in Dermatology, 33(1), pp. 55-65. doi:10.1016/j.clindermatol.2014.07.007.
Kar HK, Gupta R. Treatment of Leprosy. Clin Dermatol. 2015;33(1):55-65. PubMed PMID: 25432811.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Treatment of leprosy. AU - Kar,Hemanta Kumar, AU - Gupta,Ruchi, PY - 2014/11/30/entrez PY - 2014/11/30/pubmed PY - 2015/8/6/medline SP - 55 EP - 65 JF - Clinics in dermatology JO - Clin. Dermatol. VL - 33 IS - 1 N2 - Leprosy is a curable disease, having been eliminated from many countries, including India. This has been possible due to the wide availability of effective and safe drugs. Treatment of leprosy has undergone considerable changes over decades, from chaulmoogra oil in 1915 to dapsone monotherapy in 1946, then eventually to multidrug therapy (MDT) in 1982. In the last two decades, reports of resistance to all first-line drugs have appeared in the literature, with the need to conduct clinical trials using newer but highly bactericidal drugs and their combinations against Mycobacterium leprae. SN - 1879-1131 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25432811/Treatment_of_leprosy L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0738-081X(14)00149-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -