Steroid prophylaxis for prevention of nerve function impairment in leprosy: randomised placebo controlled trial (TRIPOD 1).

@article{Smith2004SteroidPF,
  title={Steroid prophylaxis for prevention of nerve function impairment in leprosy: randomised placebo controlled trial (TRIPOD 1).},
  author={William Cairns S. Smith and Alison M. Anderson and Stephen G Withington and Wim H van Brakel and Richard P Croft and Peter G. Nicholls and Jan Hendrik Richardus},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2004},
  volume={328 7454},
  pages={1459}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether addition of low dose prednisolone to multidrug treatment can prevent reaction and nerve function impairment in leprosy. DESIGN Multicentre, double blind, randomised, placebo controlled, parallel group trial. SETTING Six centres in Bangladesh and Nepal. PARTICIPANTS 636 people with newly diagnosed multibacillary leprosy… CONTINUE READING