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Title: Treatment and prevention of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer) in Australia: guideline update.
Authors: O'Brien, Daniel P;Jenkin, Grant;Buntine, John A;Steffen, Christina M;McDonald, Anthony;Horne, Simon;Friedman, N Deborah;Athan, Eugene;Hughes, Andrew J;Callan, Peter P;Johnson, Paul D R
Affiliation: Barwon Health, Geelong, VIC, Australia. danielo@barwonhealth.org.au.
Southern Health, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Cornell Specialist Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Cairns Base Hospital, Cairns, QLD, Australia.
Barwon Health, Geelong, VIC, Australia.
Point Lonsdale Medical Group, Point Lonsdale, VIC, Australia.
St John of God Hospital, Geelong, VIC, Australia.
Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Issue Date: 17-Mar-2014
Citation: Medical Journal of Australia; 200(5): 267-70
Abstract: • 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.
Internal ID Number: 24641151
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/12132
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24641151
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Anti-Bacterial Agents.administration & dosage.therapeutic use
Australia
Buruli Ulcer.drug therapy.prevention & control.surgery
Debridement
Drug Therapy, Combination
Hot Temperature.therapeutic use
Humans
Mycobacterium ulcerans
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Rifampin.administration & dosage.therapeutic use
Streptomycin.administration & dosage.therapeutic use
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