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02-13-2007, 09:21 PM
wow... i never knew you could treat leprosy with thalidomide... anyone know the MOA?

Dr. X
02-13-2007, 09:34 PM
it is usually used for Erythema Nodosa aspect of leprosy. if other symptoms such as neuritis is present, combination therapy is applied. MOA is not fully understood, so very less likely (almost no chance) it'll show up on step. Also current rx of leprosy is combination of dapsone, rifampin and clofazimine.

thalidomide is used for Multiple myeloma more than EN of leprosy.

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