[Buruli ulcer. A mycobacterial skin disease].


Buruli ulcer is a chronic ulcerative skin disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans. It is the third most common mycobacterial disease in immunocompetent people and affects mainly children living in humid areas of the tropical rain forest. The mode of transmission is unknown. The microorganisms penetrate the skin via microinjuries. A few weeks after… (More)


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@article{Thomssen2002BuruliUA, title={[Buruli ulcer. A mycobacterial skin disease].}, author={Henrike Thomssen}, journal={Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete}, year={2002}, volume={53 5}, pages={334-7} }