Risk factors for recurrent Mycobacterium ulcerans disease after exclusive surgical treatment in an Australian cohort

Daniel P O’Brien, Anthony McDonald and Peter Callan
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10963
Published online: 3 February 2014

In reply: We thank Steffen for reporting her and her colleagues’ experience with surgical management of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease in the Daintree region of far north Queensland. We note she reports lower recurrence rates after surgical treatment alone than in our study from Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula (8%–11% v 32%).1,2

  • Daniel P O’Brien
  • Anthony McDonald
  • Peter Callan

  • Barwon Health, Geelong, VIC.


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