Which medications are used in the treatment of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

Updated: Dec 20, 2018
  • Author: Alfred Scott Lea, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Antibiotics are typically administered daily (see Medication). Infrequent dosing schedules (eg, 2-3 times per week) have not been extensively evaluated and are not generally recommended without expert opinion.

One exception is the administration of aminoglycosides, which have been shown to have efficacy when given 3 times a week in combination with other agents given daily. [38]


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