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Surgery for Buruli ulcer in the antibiotic era.

Abstract

Buruli ulcer is caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, a toxin-producing environmental pathogen. The infection is acquired by otherwise healthy people who live in Buruli-endemic locations that are not necessarily fixed in space or time. For example, Buruli ulcer is now rare in the Nakasongola district (formerly known as Buruli County) of central Uganda, where it was prevalent in the 1960s but, from the early 1980s, new epidemics of Buruli ulcer have occurred in several countries in west and central Africa, and since the 1990s in Australia.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Johnson PD R
Year of Publication
2018
Journal
The Lancet. Infectious diseases
Volume
18
Issue
6
Number of Pages
588–589
Language
eng
ISSN Number
1474-4457
DOI
10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30186-5
Alternate Journal
Lancet Infect Dis
Publication Language
eng