Efficacy of the combination rifampin-streptomycin in preventing growth of Mycobacterium ulcerans in early lesions of Buruli ulcer in humans.

@article{Etuaful2005EfficacyOT,
  title={Efficacy of the combination rifampin-streptomycin in preventing growth of Mycobacterium ulcerans in early lesions of Buruli ulcer in humans.},
  author={Samuel Etuaful and Bernard Carbonnelle and Jacques H. Grosset and Sebastian Lucas and Catherine Horsfield and Richard P. Phillips and Martin Evans and David Ofori-Adjei and E Klustse and J Owusu-Boateng and Geoffrey Kwabla Amedofu and Prince Awuah and Edwin O. Ampadu and George K Amofah and Kingsley Bampoe Asiedu and Mark H. Wansbrough-Jones},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2005},
  volume={49 8},
  pages={3182-6}
}
Mycobacterium ulcerans disease is common in some humid tropical areas, particularly in parts of West Africa, and current management is by surgical excision of skin lesions ranging from early nodules to extensive ulcers (Buruli ulcer). Antibiotic therapy would be more accessible to patients in areas of Buruli ulcer endemicity. We report a study of the efficacy of antibiotics in converting early lesions (nodules and plaques) from culture positive to culture negative. Lesions were excised either… CONTINUE READING

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