19.2  Multidrug therapy (MDT) for the treatment of leprosy

Multidrug therapy (MDT) is the treatment of choice for all leprosy patients. It entails the swallowing of a combination of anti-leprosy drugs on a daily basis, in the recommended doses for the recommended duration of treatment and according to the WHO leprosy classification.

19.1  Classification of leprosy

19.2.1  MDT drug regimens