Leprosy or Hansenâs disease is an infectious disease that yet represents major socioeconomic burden to humanity. It results in permanent physical disabilities besides disgraceful social perception to patients. Multi Drug Therapy (MDT) treatment protocol is a combinatorial anti microbial treatments which has been approved by the WHO as the best treatment option for Hansenâs disease. Side effects to MDT protocol are the main limiting obstacle for the treatment course completion that might differ from population to another. Multi Drug Therapy (MDT) treatment protocol has been approved by the WHO as the best treatment option for Hansenâs disease. The sporadic spread of Hansenâs disease in multinational areas with different demographic characteristics and different response to MDT therapeutic effects and adverse side effects urged conservative regional studies to evaluate the disease and its therapeutic alternatives. In low national income countries leprosy might be endemic; however in high national income areas leprosy is transmittable with immigrants.
Last date updated on June, 2014