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dap·sone

 (dăp′sōn′, -zōn′)
n.
A sulfone drug, C12H12N2O2S, that is used primarily to treat leprosy and some forms of dermatitis.

[d(i)- + a(mino)- + (di)p(henyl) + s(ulf)one.]

dapsone

(ˈdæpˌsəʊn)
n
(Pharmacology) an antimicrobial drug used to treat leprosy and certain types of dermatitis. Formula: C12H12N2O2S
[C20: from d(i)a(minodi)p(henyl) s(ulph)one]

dap•sone

(ˈdæp soʊn)

n.
an antibacterial substance, C12H12N2O2S, used to treat leprosy.
[1965–70; d(i)a(minodi)p(henyl) s(ulf)one]
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Noun1.dapsone - antibacterial drug used to treat leprosy and some kinds of skin diseases
antibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericide - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
Translations

dap·sone

n. dapsona, sulfonildianilina, droga usada en el tratamiento de la lepra.

dapsone

n dapsona
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The children were treated with systemic prednisone (eight of nine), in combination with dapsone (two of nine), azathioprine (two of nine), and erythromycin/nicotinamide (one of nine).
The child is diagnosed as a case of multibacillary child Hansen's and was treated with multidrug therapy, consisting of monthly doses of rifampicin 450 mg and clofazimine 200 mg, plus daily doses of dapsone 50 mg, and clofazimine 50 mg.
has completed its acquisition of products from US-based Allergan's US Medical Dermatology unit, including Aczone (dapsone), Tazorac (tazarotene), Azelex (azelaic acid) and Cordran Tape (flurandrenolide), the company said.
The products include Aczone (dapsone), Tazorac (tazarotene), Azelex (azelaic acid) and Cordran Tape (flurandrenolide).
Under the terms of the agreement, Almirall SA has acquired Aczone (dapsone), Tazorac (tazarotene), Azelex (azelaic acid) and Cordran Tape (flurandrenolide) as well as sarecycline, a New Chemical Entity (NCE) currently under US FDA review for approval in the treatment of acne.
Surgical excision of all lesions along with cauterization of the base and long-term dapsone therapy is the current standard of care for multicentric rhinosporidiosis....
However, when the available treatments fail to control the disease, oral dapsone could be an effective and useful alternative therapy for nodulocystic acne.
Standard treatment for leprosy is multidrug therapy with dapsone, rifampin, and clofazimine (1).
In addition to discussing the implications of the FDA's unprecedented approval of a full prescription-strength topical retinoid for OTC use, highlighted other developments in topical therapy for acne, including the 2016 approval of dapsone 7.5 percent gel, as well as several agents with novel mechanisms of action now ending their way through the developmental pipeline.
Starting 2 months earlier, he was being treated with multidrug therapy for multibacillary leprosy (i.e., MDT-MB; dapsone, rifampicin, and clofazimine) according to WHO guidelines by a dermatologist.
Dapsone is broadly used for the treatment of leprosy and other dermatological inflammatory diseases such as dermatitis herpetiformis, vesiculobullous dermatosis, malaria prophylaxis, and pustular psoriasis.
Patients were thoroughly investigated with Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase enzyme, Complete blood count, Liver Function Test, Kidney Function Test, Blood Grouping and RH typing, Urine R+M, General blood picture After ruling out G6PD we started Dapsone as a routine for all the patients and G6PD deficient cases were started with Moxifloxacin 400 mg for recommended period and observing the response of any recurrence.