WHO Expert Committee on Leprosy

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WHO Expert Committee on Leprosy is constituted by World Health Organization to study the worldwide progress of Leprosy.

Reports[edit]

  • First report published as Technical Report Series No. 71 in 1954.
  • Second report published as Technical Report Series No. 189 in 1960.[1]
  • Third report published as Technical Report Series No. 319 in 1966.
  • Fourth report published as Technical Report Series No. 459 in 1970.
  • Fifth report published as Technical Report Series No. 607 in 1977.[2]
  • Sixth report published as Technical Report Series No. 768 in 1988.
  • Seventh report published as Technical Report Series No. 874 in 1998.[3] They concluded that a single dose of a combination of rifampicin, ofloxacin and minocycline is an acceptable and cost-effective alternative regimen for the treatment of single-lesion paucibacillary leprosy and the duration of the standard regimen for multibacillary leprosy could be shortened to 12 months.

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