Relapses after fixed duration multiple drug therapy: the AMFES cohort.

@article{Gebre2000RelapsesAF,
  title={Relapses after fixed duration multiple drug therapy: the AMFES cohort.},
  author={Senetibeb Gebre and Paul Saunderson and Peter Byass},
  journal={Leprosy review},
  year={2000},
  volume={71 3},
  pages={
          325-31
        }
}
Relapse rates after multiple-drug therapy (MDT) have been low, although there remains a concern about the possibility of late relapse in those with an initially high bacterial load. In all, 502 patients in the AMFES cohort completed fixed-duration MDT and are included in this report. There have been no confirmed relapses in the AMFES cohort, in a follow-up period of up to 8 years after completion of treatment, even in the 57 cases with an initial average bacillary index of > or = 4.0, 20 of… CONTINUE READING

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