Journal article

Buruli ulcers in a Spanish aid worker after a stay in Peru

Jose Manuel Guerra Laso, Teresa Nebreda Mayoral, Juan Jose Palacios Gutierrez, Elia Samaniego Gonzalez, Barbara Rodriguez Martin, Leticia Barrio Rodriguez, Nieves Alonso Orcajo, Elena Magaz Garcia, Timothy Stinear, Andrew H Buultjens, Jose Antonio Perez Molina

International Journal of Infectious Diseases | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019


Buruli ulcer (BU) is a chronic and destructive infection of the skin and soft tissues caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans. Recently, population flows have triggered the appearance of several sporadic cases of BU in non-endemic countries. This represents a significant diagnostic challenge for clinicians and microbiologists. We describe the first case of BU imported to Spain. The patient was a Spanish woman who had stayed 5 months in the jungle of Peru.