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Treatments for Mycobacterial infections

Treatment List for Mycobacterial infections

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Mycobacterial infections includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Treatment of mycobacterial infections depends upon the particular mycobacteria and the illness that it causes, the severity of the illness, and the age of the patient and any other health problems that the patient might have (such as HIV). Treatments include:
    • Antituberculous drugs - usually combination therapy and for a prolonged period of time
    • Other antibiotics for atypical mycobacterial infections - usually combination therapy and for a prolonged period of time such as erythromycin, erythromycin, rifampicin, doxycycline, ciprofloxacin
    • Surgical debridement of ulcers
    • Drainage of mycobacterial abscesses
    • Excision of infected lymph nodes

Latest treatments for Mycobacterial infections:

The following are some of the latest treatments for Mycobacterial infections:

Discussion of treatments for Mycobacterial infections:

Chronic, untreatable infections are common. Cutaneous infections may require surgical excision. Extensive therapy of long duration frequently is required. (Source: excerpt from Other Mycobacterium Species: DBMD)

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