Buruli ulcer: a review of in vitro tests to screen natural products for activity against Mycobacterium ulcerans.

  title={Buruli ulcer: a review of in vitro tests to screen natural products for activity against Mycobacterium ulcerans.},
  author={A. Yemoa and J. Gb{\'e}nou and D. Affolabi and M. Moudachirou and A. Bigot and S. Anagonou and F. Portaels and J. Quetin-Leclercq and A. Martin},
  journal={Planta medica},
  volume={77 6},
  • A. Yemoa, J. Gbénou, +6 authors A. Martin
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Planta medica
  • Buruli ulcer (BU), caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, has recently been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an important emerging disease. It is largely a problem of the poor in remote rural areas and has emerged as an important cause of human suffering. While antimycobacterial therapy is often effective for the earliest nodular or ulcerative lesions, for advanced ulcerated lesions, surgery is sometimes necessary. Antimycobacterial drugs may also prevent relapses or disseminated… CONTINUE READING
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