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Leprosy: current situation, clinical and laboratory aspects, treatment history and perspective of the uniform multidrug therapy for all patients

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Title
Leprosy: current situation, clinical and laboratory aspects, treatment history and perspective of the uniform multidrug therapy for all patients
Published in
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, December 2017
DOI 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20176724
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Rossilene Conceição da Silva Cruz, Samira Bührer-Sékula, Maria Lúcia F. Penna, Gerson Oliveira Penna, Sinésio Talhari

Abstract

In this review, the most relevant and current epidemiological data, the main clinical, laboratory and therapeutical aspects of leprosy are presented. Detailed discussion of the main drugs used for leprosy treatment, their most relevant adverse effects, evolution of the therapeutic regimen, from dapsone as a monotherapy to the proposed polychemotherapy by World Health Organization (WHO) can be found in this CME. We specifically highlight the drug acceptability, reduction in treatment duration and the most recent proposal of a single therapeutic regimen, with a fixed six months duration, for all clinical presentations, regardless of their classification.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 102 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 21 21%
Student > Master 19 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 11%
Researcher 10 10%
Student > Postgraduate 7 7%
Other 11 11%
Unknown 23 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 6 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 5 5%
Other 15 15%
Unknown 28 27%