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Paucibacillary Leprosy Summary

Description: A form of LEPROSY classified by the World Health Organization for the purpose of treatment, based on clinical manifestations and skin smear results. Patients with paucibacillary leprosy have fewer than six skin lesions with no causative agent MYCOBACTERIUM LEPRAE on any slit-skin smear testing. Paucibacillary leprosy encompasses indeterminate, borderline tuberculoid, and tuberculoid leprosy.

Also Known As: Leprosy, Paucibacillary; Borderline Tuberculoids; Indeterminate Tuberculoids; Leprosies, Paucibacillary; Paucibacillary Leprosies Show All >>

Networked: 165 relevant articles (2 outcomes, 17 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Paucibacillary Leprosy

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Rifampin (Rifampicin) : 1 outcome 8 studies in 31 results : FDA 13 Generic
  2. anti-leprosy vaccine : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  3. Dapsone : 6 studies in 25 results : FDA 3
  4. Ofloxacin (Levofloxacin) : 4 studies in 8 results : FDA 49 Generic
  5. Minocycline (Cyclops) : 4 studies in 8 results : FDA 25 Generic
  6. Clofazimine (Lamprene) : 2 studies in 7 results : FDA 1
  7. Antigens : 1 study in 30 results : IBA
  8. Hepatitis B Surface Antigens (HBsAg) : 1 study in 3 results : FDA 1
  9. Complement System Proteins (Complement) : 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  10. Antigen-Antibody Complex (Immune Complex) : 1 study in 3 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Paucibacillary Leprosy

  1. Leprosy (Hansen's Disease)
  2. Multibacillary Leprosy
  3. Lepromatous Leprosy
  4. Paucibacillary Leprosy
  5. Tuberculoid Leprosy
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Key Therapies for Paucibacillary Leprosy

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 3 studies in 12 results
  2. Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) : 4 results
  3. Immunotherapy : 2 results
  4. Decompression : 1 result
  5. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 1 result

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