Journal article

Epidemiology and management of Buruli ulcer

Gene Khai Lin Huang, Paul DR Johnson

Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

Buruli ulcer (Mycobacterium ulcerans infection) is a neglected tropical disease of skin and subcutaneous tissue that can result in long-term cosmetic and functional disability. It is a geographically restricted infection but transmission has been reported in endemic areas in more than 30 countries worldwide. The heaviest burden of disease lies in West and Sub-Saharan Africa where it affects children and adults in subsistence agricultural communities. Mycobacterium ulcerans infection is probably acquired via inoculation of the skin either directly from the environment or indirectly via insect bites. The environmental reservoir and exact route of transmission are not completely understood. It ..

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