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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 163--164

Pentoxifylline in reactions in leprosy

Department of Skin and VD, VSS Medical College, Burla, Sambalpur-768017, India

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P C Singh
Department of Skin and VD, VSS Medical College, Burla, Sambalpur-768017
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PMID: 20948024

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A study was conducted to assess the response of reactions in leprosy to pentoxifylline therapy. Ten cases were studied;8 cases had type 2 reaction and 2 cases had type 1 reaction. Pentoxifylline was given orally 400 mg three times dally. In patients with type 2 reaction, good response was observed within one week. There was near complete regression of ENL lesions within one month. Cases with type 1 reaction did not respond to pentoxifylline.


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