An enhanced regimen as post-exposure chemoprophylaxis for leprosy: PEP++
Authors: Mieras LF, Taal AT, van Brakel WH, Cambau E, Saunderson PR, Smith WCS, Prakoeswa CRS, Astari L, Scollard DM, do Nascimento DC, Grosset J, Kar HK, Izumi S, Gillini L, Virmond MCL, Sturkenboom MGG.
Source: BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 5;18(1):506.
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