Successful treatment of Mycobacterium ulcerans osteomyelitis with minor surgical debridement and prolonged rifampicin and ciprofloxacin therapy: a case report.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/29379
Title:
Successful treatment of Mycobacterium ulcerans osteomyelitis with minor surgical debridement and prolonged rifampicin and ciprofloxacin therapy: a case report.
Authors:
O'Brien, D P; Athan, E; Hughes, A; Johnson, P D
Journal:
Journal of Medical Case Reports
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: Treatment for osteomyelitis-complicating Mycobacterium ulcerans infection typically requires extensive surgery and even amputation, with no reported benefit from adjunctive antibiotics. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of an 87-year-old woman with M. ulcerans osteomyelitis that resolved following limited surgical debridement and 6 months of therapy with rifampicin and ciprofloxacin. CONCLUSION: M. ulcerans osteomyelitis can be successfully treated with limited surgical debridement and adjunctive oral antibiotics.
Affiliation:
Department of Infectious Diseases, The Geelong Hospital, Ryrie Street, Geelong, Australia. daniel.obrien@amsterdam.msf.org.
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Issue Date:
Jun-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/29379
DOI:
10.1186/1752-1947-2-123
PubMed ID:
18439310
Language:
en
ISSN:
1752-1947
Appears in Collections:
Other Diseases

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dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, D P-
dc.contributor.authorAthan, E-
dc.contributor.authorHughes, A-
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, P D-
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-03T15:16:44Z-
dc.date.available2008-06-03T15:16:44Z-
dc.date.issued2008-06-
dc.identifier.citationSuccessful treatment of Mycobacterium ulcerans osteomyelitis with minor surgical debridement and prolonged rifampicin and ciprofloxacin therapy: a case report. 2008, 2:123notJ Med Case Reportsen
dc.identifier.issn1752-1947-
dc.identifier.pmid18439310-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1752-1947-2-123-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/29379-
dc.description.abstractABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: Treatment for osteomyelitis-complicating Mycobacterium ulcerans infection typically requires extensive surgery and even amputation, with no reported benefit from adjunctive antibiotics. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of an 87-year-old woman with M. ulcerans osteomyelitis that resolved following limited surgical debridement and 6 months of therapy with rifampicin and ciprofloxacin. CONCLUSION: M. ulcerans osteomyelitis can be successfully treated with limited surgical debridement and adjunctive oral antibiotics.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen
dc.rightsArchived with Open Access permissionen
dc.titleSuccessful treatment of Mycobacterium ulcerans osteomyelitis with minor surgical debridement and prolonged rifampicin and ciprofloxacin therapy: a case report.en
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Infectious Diseases, The Geelong Hospital, Ryrie Street, Geelong, Australia. daniel.obrien@amsterdam.msf.org.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Medical Case Reportsen

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