K. Yitzhak*, P. Venugopalaiah, M. Gobinath.
Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Pidathapolur, Muthukur (M), Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India-524346.
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In 1985, the prevalence rate of leprosy in the country was 39 per 10,000. In 2002, the prevalence rate of leprosy in the country was 39 per 10,000. In 2002, the prevalence has come down to 4.2 per 10,000. Elimination is defined as the status when the prevalence falls below 1.0 per 10,000. In most patients, the presence of dead bacilli in the skin and other tissues seems to be pathogenically insignificant and the dead organisms are gradually cleared away by the body’s phagocytic system. Multi Drug Therapy is a major advance in the control of Leprosy to reduce the incidence of drug resistance and Duration of therapy In 1971 Multi-drug therapy (MDT) was introduced.
Keywords: MDT, Leprosy, Phagocytic, Dead Bacilli.