In this Unit we will cover: Diagnosing and Treatment of Leprosy
Skin biopsy and PCR
Bacteria cannot be cultured in the lab
Medications that are used for leprosy are: Dapsone, Rifampicin and Clofazimine
- Can be treated easily - Treatment lasts anywhere from 6 months to 2 years - There are no known drug-resistant forms - Important to let doctors know if you have symptoms of loss of feeling or any numbness
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