A guide for surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in leprosy: 2017 update

E. A. Cooreman, Eds.: WHO SEARO/Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, (2017)

In case of resistance to rifampicin, fluoroquinolones become the preferred category of second-line drugs. Unfortunately, quinolone-resistant strains of Mycobacterium leprae have also been reported in several countries, probably due to the extensive use of quinolones for treating several types of infections. Clofazimine resistance is still rare but this antimicrobial cannot be given alone


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