Single dose azithromycin for the treatment of Haemophilus ducreyi skin ulcers in Papua New Guinea
- Autores: Bieb S, Gavilán S, González-Beiras C, Houinei W, Kapa A, Martins R, Mitjà O., Paru R, Sanz S, Vall Mayans M
- Ano de Publicação: 2017
- Journal: Clinical Infectious Diseases
- Link: https://academic.oup.com/cid/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/cid/cix723/4083465?redirectedFrom=fulltext
Haemophilus ducreyi (HD) and Treponema pallidum subsp. pertenue (TP) are major causative agents of cutaneous ulcers (CU) in the tropics. Azithromycin is recommended to treat sexually transmitted HD infections and has good in-vitro activity against HD strains from both genital and skin ulcers. We investigated the efficacy of single oral dose azithromycin on HD-CU.