Which medications are used for the treatment of ocular mycobacterium chelonae infection?

Updated: Dec 20, 2018
  • Author: Alfred Scott Lea, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Ocular disease is usually treated with a combination of topical antimicrobial agents that usually include aminoglycosides, macrolides, and quinolones for many weeks. [23] In vitro susceptibility testing for ocular infections uses the same MIC breakpoints as with systemic agents and may not be applicable to usage of topical agents. In a recent review of ocular NTM infections, M chelonae were greater than 90% susceptible in vitro to tobramycin, amikacin, clarithromycin, and azithromycin. With regards to the fluoroquinolones, gatifloxacin and ciprofloxacin were the most susceptible, at 93% and 73%, respectively, compared with levofloxacin and , at 39% and 64%, respectively. [41]


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