Short report: edematous Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer) on the face: a case report

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dc.contributor.author Phanzu, D.M.
dc.contributor.author Ablordey, A.
dc.contributor.author Imposo, D.B.
dc.contributor.author Lefevre, L.
dc.contributor.author Mahema, R.L.
dc.contributor.author Suykerbuyk, P.
dc.contributor.author Meyers, W.M.
dc.contributor.author Portaels, F.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-03T17:49:15Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-16T13:08:45Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-03T17:49:15Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-16T13:08:45Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://197.255.68.203/handle/123456789/1046
dc.description.abstract We report a case of a four-year-old Angolan boy with the edematous form of Buruli ulcer on the face and scalp, who was treated at a rural hospital in the Bas-Congo Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. Treatment consisted of a series of surgical interventions and antimycobacterial chemotherapy (rifampin and ciprofloxacin) for two months. This case demonstrates the diagnostic and management difficulties of an edematous lesion of BU on the face and suggests an enhancement of healing and limitation of extent of excision by specific antibiotherapy. The outcome in this patient also underscores the importance of prompt referral of suspected cases and training of health professional in the early diagnosis of BU. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher American Journal Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 77(6):1099-1102 en_US
dc.title Short report: edematous Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer) on the face: a case report en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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    The Bacteriology Department aims to improve the quality of life first for Ghanaians and the world at large by conducting research into bacterial diseases of public health importance to Ghana and globally. In addition to working on enteric pathogens and sexually transmitted diseases, the department’s current main focus is on the two most important mycobacterial diseases of public health importance to Ghana, namely Buruli ulcer (BU) and tuberculosis (TB).

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