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Mortality due to dapsone hypersensitivity syndrome complicating multi-drug therapy for leprosy in Nepal.

Abstract

Dapsone is a component of multi-drug therapy (MDT) for the treatment of all types of leprosy. It is known that dapsone hypersensitivity syndrome (DHS) complicates the treatment in a proportion of patients. We performed a retrospective study of patients commenced on MDT between 1990 and 2006; 2% developed DHS and 0.25% died due to DHS.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Pandey B
Shrestha K
Lewis J
Hawksworth R A
Walker S L
Year of Publication
2007
Journal
Tropical doctor
Volume
37
Issue
3
Number of Pages
162-3
Date Published
2007 Jul
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0049-4755
Call Number
PANDEY 2007
DOI
10.1258/004947507781524700
Alternate Journal
Trop Doct
Publication Language
eng