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Title: Reply to “Compliance with Antimicrobial Therapy for Buruli Ulcer”
Authors: Phillips, Richard O.
Sarfo, Fred S.
Abass, Mohammed K.
Frimpong, Michael
Ampadu, Edwin
et. al
Issue Date: Oct-2014
Publisher: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Citation: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Volume 58 Number 10
Abstract: Recently, Klis et al. conducted an audit of Buruli ulcer case record forms of patients managed under routine care conditions in a Buruli ulcer treatment center and showed a surprisingly high rate (54%) of noncompliance with therapy (1). Incomplete adherence to treatment has been identified as the most serious problem in tuberculosis control (2) and a major obstacle to the elimination of the disease (3). To ensure adherence to therapy in our study, several approaches were incorporated into patient care. These included issuing medication in 2-weekly batches, allowing the clinician several opportunities to assess adherence during therapy.
Description: An article published by Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy and available at doi:10.1128/AAC.03874-14
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11922
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