Should antibiotics be given for Buruli ulcer?

  title={Should antibiotics be given for Buruli ulcer?},
  author={Paul D R Johnson},
  journal={The Lancet},
In The Lancet today, Willemien Nienhuis and colleagues describe a randomised trial of two antibiotic com binations for the treatment of Buruli ulcer in Ghana. The main fi nding, that the two quite similar regimens are equivalent, might seem unremarkable. However, this is an important study that will change clinical practice. Buruli ulcer is a slowly progressive but very des tructive infection of skin and soft tissue that can cause permanent disability. The causative organism, Mycobacterium… CONTINUE READING

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