Clinical Features and Risk Factors of Oedematous Mycobacterium ulcerans Lesions in an Australian Population: Beware Cellulitis in an Endemic Area

@inproceedings{OBrien2014ClinicalFA,
  title={Clinical Features and Risk Factors of Oedematous Mycobacterium ulcerans Lesions in an Australian Population: Beware Cellulitis in an Endemic Area},
  author={Daniel P O'Brien and N. Deborah Friedman and Anthony H. McDonald and Peter P Callan and Andrew J. Hughes and Eugene Athan},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2014}
}
INTRODUCTION Oedematous lesions are a less common but more severe form of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease. Misdiagnosis as bacterial cellulitis can lead to delays in treatment. We report the first comprehensive descriptions of the clinical features and risk factors of patients with oedematous disease from the Bellarine Peninsula of south-eastern Victoria, Australia. METHODS Data on all confirmed Mycobacterium ulcerans cases managed at Barwon Health, Victoria, were collected from 1/1/1998-31/12… CONTINUE READING
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