Short report: Clinical and molecular evidence for a case of Buruli ulcer (Mycobacterium ulcerans infection) in Kenya

Citation:
Walsh DS, Eyase F, Onyango D, Odindo A, Otieno W, Waitumbi JN, Bulimo WD, Schnabel DC, Meyers WM, Portaels F. "Short report: Clinical and molecular evidence for a case of Buruli ulcer (Mycobacterium ulcerans infection) in Kenya." Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2009;81:1110-3.

Abstract:

Mycobacterium ulcerans infection is an emerging disease that causes indolent, necrotizing skin lesions known as Buruli ulcer (BU) and occasional contiguous or metastatic bone lesions. Buruli ulcer is named after Buruli County in Uganda (east Africa), where an epidemic occurred in the 1960s. Today, BU is most common in central and west Africa. We describe clinical and molecular evidence for a case of BU in Kenya.

Notes:

Walsh, Douglas SEyase, FredrickOnyango, DavidOdindo, AlfredOtieno, WalterWaitumbi, John NBulimo, Wallace DSchnabel, David CMeyers, Wayne MPortaels, FrancoiseCase ReportsResearch Support, Non-U.S. Gov'tResearch Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.United StatesThe American journal of tropical medicine and hygieneAm J Trop Med Hyg. 2009 Dec;81(6):1110-3.

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