A 65-year-old man who has recently move to the UK from India presents with multiple pale patches
on his skin. He has no previous medical problems and is not taking any medications. On examination
he has 10 hypopigmented patches with reduced sensation. You suspect lepromatous leprosy.
What is the most appropriate treatment?
Rifampicin, dapsone and clofazimine for 12 months
Dapsone, ethambutol and pyrazinamide for 12 months
Dapsone and ethambutol for 6 months
Rifampicin and isoniazid for 6 month
Rifampicin and dapsone for 6 months
This man has multibacillary leprosy (>6 lesions) so should have triple therapy with rifampicin,
dapsone and clofazimine for 12 months. For paucibacillary leprosy (5 or less lesions) you should give
rifampicin and dapsone for 6 months.