Novel approach fights leprosy

By Nathan Seppa, 15:55 PM April 15, 2008

From San Francisco, at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

An antibiotic typically used to fight sinus infections and pneumonia shows remarkable potency against leprosy.

In a study of leprosy patients in the Philippines, Robert H. Gelber, a physician at the University of California, San Francisco and his team treated 10 men with oral moxifloxacin daily for 2 months, followed by standard drugs for leprosy. Within 2 weeks of the moxifloxacin therapy, skin lesions...

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