Leprosy Guidelines

Updated: Jun 05, 2020
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Guidelines

Guidelines Summary

The WHO treatment guidelines recommend treatment of both paucibacillary and multibacillary leprosy with a combination of three drugs. For rifampicin-resistant leprosy, the WHO guidelines indicate treatment with a multidrug regimen for the first 6 months, followed by second line treatments for the next 18 months. [18]