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Successful treatment of Mycobacterium ulcerans osteomyelitis with minor surgical debridement and prolonged rifampicin and ciprofloxacin therapy: a case report

O'Brien, Daniel P., Athan, Eugene, Hughes, Andrew and Johnson, Paul D. 2008, Successful treatment of Mycobacterium ulcerans osteomyelitis with minor surgical debridement and prolonged rifampicin and ciprofloxacin therapy: a case report, Journal of medical case reports, vol. 2, pp. 1-4, doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-2-123.

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Title Successful treatment of Mycobacterium ulcerans osteomyelitis with minor surgical debridement and prolonged rifampicin and ciprofloxacin therapy: a case report
Formatted title Successful treatment of Mycobacterium ulcerans osteomyelitis with minor surgical debridement and prolonged rifampicin and ciprofloxacin therapy: a case report
Author(s) O'Brien, Daniel P.
Athan, EugeneORCID iD for Athan, Eugene orcid.org/0000-0001-9838-6471
Hughes, Andrew
Johnson, Paul D.
Journal name Journal of medical case reports
Volume number 2
Article ID 123
Start page 1
End page 4
Total pages 4
Publisher BioMed Central
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2008-04-27
ISSN 1752-1947
Keyword(s) treatment
osteomyelitis
Mycobacterium ulcerans
surgical debridement
rifampicin
ciprofloxacin
Summary Introduction
Treatment for osteomyelitis-complicating Mycobacterium ulcerans infection typically requires extensive surgery and even amputation, with no reported benefit from adjunctive antibiotics.

Case presentation
We report a case of an 87-year-old woman with M. ulcerans osteomyelitis that resolved following limited surgical debridement and 6 months of therapy with rifampicin and ciprofloxacin.

Conclusion

M. ulcerans
osteomyelitis can be successfully treated with limited surgical debridement and adjunctive oral antibiotics.
Notes Case report
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/1752-1947-2-123
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30062856

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Medicine
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