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Leprosy (Hansen's Disease) Summary

Description: A chronic granulomatous infection caused by MYCOBACTERIUM LEPRAE. The granulomatous lesions are manifested in the skin, the mucous membranes, and the peripheral nerves. Two polar or principal types are lepromatous and tuberculoid.

Also Known As: Hansen's Disease; Hansen Disease; Disease, Hansen; Disease, Hansen's; Hansens Disease Show All >>

Networked: 4630 relevant articles (179 outcomes, 580 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Leprosy

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Thalidomide (Thalomid) : 16 outcomes 9 studies in 128 results : FDA 2
  2. Rifampin (Rifampicin) : 14 outcomes 24 studies in 194 results : FDA 13 Generic
  3. Dapsone : 13 outcomes 42 studies in 389 results : FDA 3
  4. Antigens : 12 outcomes 60 studies in 594 results : IBA
  5. BCG Vaccine : 10 outcomes 14 studies in 34 results : FDA 1
  6. Clofazimine (Lamprene) : 9 outcomes 15 studies in 150 results : FDA 1
  7. Vaccines : 9 outcomes 11 studies in 71 results : IBA
  8. Ofloxacin (Levofloxacin) : 8 outcomes 4 studies in 43 results : FDA 49 Generic
  9. Prednisolone (Predate) : 6 outcomes 6 studies in 27 results : FDA 55 Generic
  10. Antibodies : 5 outcomes 26 studies in 299 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Leprosy

  1. Tuberculosis (Tuberculoses)
  2. Infection
  3. Erythema Nodosum
  4. Multibacillary Leprosy
  5. Ulcer
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Key Therapies for Leprosy

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 21 outcomes 50 studies in 428 results
  2. Chemoprevention : 5 outcomes 15 studies in 45 results
  3. Immunotherapy : 5 outcomes 5 studies in 44 results
  4. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 3 outcomes 10 studies in 45 results
  5. Combination Drug Therapy (Combination Chemotherapy) : 1 outcome 3 studies in 26 results
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