Role of specific antibiotics in Mycobacterium ulcerans (Buruli ulcer) management
Antibiotics administration and dosages
Usual doses are:
- rifampicin, 10 mg/kg body weight by mouth daily for 8 weeks;
- streptomycin, 15 mg/kg body weight by intramuscular injection daily for 8 weeks.
Further details are given in Table I and Annex I.
Table 1: Rifampicin and streptomycin dosage according to patient body weighta
a Adapted from (25).
b Syrup form may be used for children.
c Contraindicated during pregnancy.