Infectious diseases

Australian experience of amikacin in NTM disease

Amikacin causes little toxicity in carefully selected and closely monitored patients with non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease but is less effective than previously thought, according to a case series published by Brisbane respiratory physicians. Dr Claire Ellender, from the Princess Alexandra Hospital, and colleagues described 45 patients treated at three Brisbane hospitals between 2002 and 2012. ...

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