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|Title: ||Reply to “Compliance with Antimicrobial Therapy for Buruli Ulcer”|
|Authors: ||Phillips, Richard O.|
Sarfo, Fred S.
Abass, Mohammed K.
|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
|Description: ||An article published by Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy and available at doi:10.1128/AAC.03874-14|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Health Sciences|
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