alexa Mortality due to dapsone hypersensitivity syndrome complicating multi-drug therapy for leprosy in Nepal.
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology

Author(s): Pandey B, Shrestha K, Lewis J, Hawksworth RA, Walker SL

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Abstract Dapsone is a component of multi-drug therapy (MDT) for the treatment of all types of leprosy. It is known that dapsone hypersensitivity syndrome (DHS) complicates the treatment in a proportion of patients. We performed a retrospective study of patients commenced on MDT between 1990 and 2006; 2\% developed DHS and 0.25\% died due to DHS. This article was published in Trop Doct and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology

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