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Guidelines for management of trachoma in the Northern Territory (2008)

Author

Centre for Disease Control

City

Darwin

Type

Report

Institution

Northern Territory Centre for Disease Control

 

Description

The Guidelines for management of trachoma in the Northern Territory 2008 were adapted from the Communicable Disease Network Australia (CDNA) Guidelines for the public health management of trachoma in Australia 2006, to reflect the unique needs of the Northern Territory.

The guidelines differ from the CDNA guidelines in the following ways.

  1. azithromycin antibiotic treatment is recommended for all cases and household contacts of trachoma including babies
  2. children under six months of age who receive azithromycin should be actively followed up at one week and four weeks to observe for adverse effects
  3. in communities where the rate of trachoma is greater than 20%, re-treatment with azithromycin after six months is strongly encouraged.

Abstract adapted from Northern Territory Centre for Disease Control

Contact details

Northern Territory Government
Centre for Disease Control
Darwin Office
Ground Floor, Building 4
Royal Darwin Hospital
Rocklands Drive
Tiwi NT 0810
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8044
Fax: (08) 8922 8310

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Last updated: 1 February 2017
 
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