Mycobacterium ulcerans infection: control, diagnosis, and treatment.

@article{Sizaire2006MycobacteriumUI,
  title={Mycobacterium ulcerans infection: control, diagnosis, and treatment.},
  author={Vinciane Sizaire and Fabienne Nackers and Eric Comte and Françoise Portaels},
  journal={The Lancet. Infectious diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={288-96}
}
The skin disease Buruli ulcer, caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, is the third most common mycobacterial disease after tuberculosis and leprosy and mainly affects remote rural African communities. Although the disease is known to be linked to contaminated water, the mode of transmission is not yet understood, which makes it difficult to propose control interventions. The disease is usually detected in its later stages, when it has caused substantial damage and disability. Surgery remains the… CONTINUE READING

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