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Mycobacterium ulcerans disease: experience with primary oral medical therapy in an Australian cohort

Friedman, N. Deborah, Athan, Eugene, Hughes, Andrew J., Khajehnoori, Masoomeh, McDonald, Anthony, Callan, Peter, Rahdon, Richard and O'Brien, Daniel P. 2013, Mycobacterium ulcerans disease: experience with primary oral medical therapy in an Australian cohort, PLoS neglected tropical diseases, vol. 7, no. 7, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002315.

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Title Mycobacterium ulcerans disease: experience with primary oral medical therapy in an Australian cohort
Formatted title Mycobacterium ulcerans disease: experience with primary oral medical therapy in an Australian cohort
Author(s) Friedman, N. Deborah
Athan, EugeneORCID iD for Athan, Eugene orcid.org/0000-0001-9838-6471
Hughes, Andrew J.
Khajehnoori, Masoomeh
McDonald, Anthony
Callan, Peter
Rahdon, Richard
O'Brien, Daniel P.
Journal name PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Volume number 7
Issue number 7
Article ID e2315
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Publisher Public Library of Science
Place of publication San Francisco, Calif.
Publication date 2013-07
ISSN 1935-2727
Keyword(s) Mycobacterium ulcerans
disease
oral therapy
Australia
Summary Mycobacterium ulcerans (MU) is responsible for disfiguring skin infections which are challenging to treat. The recommended treatment for MU has continued to evolve from surgery to remove all involved tissue, to the use of effective combination oral antibiotics with surgery as required. Our study describes the oral medical treatment utilised for consecutive cases of MU infection over a 15 month period at our institution, in Victoria, Australia. Managing patients primarily with oral antibiotics results in high cure rates and excellent cosmetic outcomes. The success with medical treatment reported in this study will aid those treating cases of MU infection, and will add to the growing body of knowledge about the relative roles of antibiotics and surgery for treating this infection.
Language eng
DOI 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002315
Field of Research 110309 Infectious Diseases
Socio Economic Objective 920109 Infectious Diseases
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30054944

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