Pre-emptive steroids for a severe oedematous Buruli ulcer lesion: a case report

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/560500
Title:
Pre-emptive steroids for a severe oedematous Buruli ulcer lesion: a case report
Authors:
O'Brien, Daniel P; Huffam, Sarah
Journal:
Journal of Medical Case Reports
Abstract:
Severe oedematous forms of Buruli ulcer (BU) often result in extensive tissue destruction, even with the institution of appropriate antibiotic treatment, leading to reconstructive surgery and long-term disability. We report a case of a patient with severe oedematous BU, which describes for the first time the pre-emptive use of prednisolone therapy commenced at the time of antibiotic initiation aimed at limiting the ongoing tissue destruction and its secondary sequelae.
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Issue Date:
1-May-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/560500
DOI:
10.1186/s13256-015-0584-x
PubMed ID:
25927351
Language:
en
ISSN:
1752-1947
Appears in Collections:
Other Diseases

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Daniel Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHuffam, Sarahen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-15T18:32:21Z-
dc.date.available2015-07-15T18:32:21Z-
dc.date.issued2015-05-01-
dc.identifier.citationPre-emptive steroids for a severe oedematous Buruli ulcer lesion: a case report. 2015, 9 (1):98 J Med Case Repen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1752-1947-
dc.identifier.pmid25927351-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s13256-015-0584-x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/560500-
dc.description.abstractSevere oedematous forms of Buruli ulcer (BU) often result in extensive tissue destruction, even with the institution of appropriate antibiotic treatment, leading to reconstructive surgery and long-term disability. We report a case of a patient with severe oedematous BU, which describes for the first time the pre-emptive use of prednisolone therapy commenced at the time of antibiotic initiation aimed at limiting the ongoing tissue destruction and its secondary sequelae.en_GB
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Medical Case Reports Open Access.en_GB
dc.titlePre-emptive steroids for a severe oedematous Buruli ulcer lesion: a case reporten
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Medical Case Reportsen_GB

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