Dr.T R Ramanujam.M.D.,
Thalidomide, a drug, which became notorious for Teratogenic abnormalities is now gaining to occupy a significant position in the therapeutic armamentarium of the physicians.
The following are the newer application for thalidomide;
Now Thalidomide is officially approved for use in Erythema nodosum Leprosum(ENL) .
Further studies are required for rationalizing the above applications. It is indeed surprising this is one of the instance where a drug has almost been discarded is slowly finding its applications.Although its immunomodulating and antiinflammatory action was known its application in therapy was delayed because of its teratogenic potential.
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