Karim Chemlal

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BACKGROUND Mycobacterium ulcerans disease, or Buruli ulcer (BU), is an indolent, necrotizing infection of skin, subcutaneous tissue and, occasionally, bones. It is the third most common human mycobacteriosis worldwide, after tuberculosis and leprosy. There is evidence that M. ulcerans is an environmental pathogen transmitted to humans from aquatic niches;(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop a simple procedure for cell lysis and DNA extraction for direct detection of Mycobacterium ulcerans in aquatic insects, gills and intestinal contents of fish, molluscs and human tissue samples using a nested PCR method specific for the insertion sequence IS2404. The simultaneous action of sodium N-lauroyl sarcosine,(More)
Buruli ulcer commonly affects poor people who live near rivers or wetlands. This document is not a formal publication of the World Health Organization (WHO) and all rights are reserved by the Organization. The document may, however, be freely reviewed, abstracted, reproduced, or translated in part, but not for sale or for use in conjunction with commercial(More)
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