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Treatment and prevention of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer) in Australia: guideline update

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posted on 2014-03-17, 00:00 authored by Daniel O'Brien, G Jenkin, J Buntine, C M Steffen, A McDonald, S Horne, N D Friedman, Eugene AthanEugene Athan, Andrew HughesAndrew Hughes, P P Callan, P D R Johnson
• Guidelines reflecting contemporary clinical practice in the management of Buruli ulcer (Mycobacterium ulcerans infection) in Australia were published in 2007. • Management has continued to evolve, as new evidence has become available from randomised trials, case series and increasing clinical experience with oral antibiotic therapy. • Therefore, guidelines on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Buruli ulcer in Australia have been updated. They include guidance on the new role of antibiotics as first-line therapy; the shortened duration of antibiotic treatment and the use of all-oral antibiotic regimens; the continued importance, timing and role of surgery; the recognition and management of paradoxical reactions during antibiotic treatment; and updates on the prevention of disease.

History

Journal

Medical journal of Australia

Volume

200

Issue

5

Pagination

267 - 270

Publisher

AMPCo

Location

Strawberry Hills, N.S.W.

ISSN

0025-729X

eISSN

1326-5377

Language

eng

Publication classification

C2.1 Other contribution to refereed journal

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2014, AMPCo