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Leprosy

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Dose of dapsone is:



A 1-2 mg/kg
B 5 mg/kg

C 10 mg/kg
D 20 mg/kg

Ans. A
1-2 mg/kg

Dapsone is used in the treatment of leprosy, dermatitis herpetiformis, and mycetoma secondary to actinomyces.

Dosage:

1). Leprosy-1 00 mg (2mg/kg) daily for one or more years.

2). Dermatitis herpetiform is-50 to 200 mg daily for months to years.

3). Mycetoma-100-200 mg for at least a few months after clinical clearing.

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