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Leprosy

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Skin pigmentation and ichthyosis-like side effects are seen in (LQ)



A Rifampicin
B Clofazimine

C Dapsone
D Steroids

Ans. B
[Clofazimine]

Clofazimine - give rise to darkish red coloration to skin mucous membranes, urine and sweat

1). It produces an ichthyosis - like scaling which is more pronounced over the leprosy lesion

2). But all these changes are reversible after the treatment is stopped, otherwise the drug is nontoxic and can be used even during pregnancy.

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