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Title: Treatment and prevention of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer) in Australia: guideline update.
Austin 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: Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, Australia
St John of God Hospital, Geelong, VIC, Australia
Point Lonsdale Medical Group, Point Lonsdale, VIC, Australia
Cairns Base Hospital, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Barwon Health, Geelong, VIC, Australia
Southern Health, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Cornell Specialist Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Issue Date: 17-Mar-2014
Publication information: 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.
Gov't Doc #: 24641151
Journal: Medical Journal of Australia
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Anti-Bacterial Agents.administration & dosage.therapeutic use
Buruli Ulcer.drug therapy.prevention &
Drug Therapy, Combination
Hot Temperature.therapeutic use
Mycobacterium ulcerans
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Rifampin.administration & dosage.therapeutic use
Streptomycin.administration & dosage.therapeutic use
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