volume 73, issue 1, P65-67 2004
DOI: 10.5025/hansen.73.65
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Abstract: Ofloxacin(OFLX) is often applied today as a substitution drug of MDT for drug resistance to dapsone, rifampicin or clofazimine. However, OFLX resistance is also becoming a great concern. Low and/or irregular administration are considered to be the major causes of OFLX resistance. OFLX should be used as a combined therapy, and minimal daily dose of 400 mg of OFLX or 200-300 mg of levofloxacin is required. Quinolone resistance should be considered when no improvement of clinical and/or bacterial index is observe…

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