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Pathways of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection: a review

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Show simple item record Duker, A. A. en_US Portaels, F. en_US Hale, M. en_US 2007-12-06T14:46:54Z 2007-12-06T14:46:54Z 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0160-4120 en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-M2A en_US
dc.identifier.other MICRO en_US
dc.identifier.other U-MYCOB en_US
dc.identifier.other JIF en_US
dc.identifier.other DOI en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
dc.description.abstract Buruli ulcer (BU), an often-deforming skin ulceration caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans (MU), is now considered by the World Health Organization to be the third most common mycobacterium infection. However, the reservoir of MU in the environment and the epidemiology of BU are poorly understood. The disease is prevalent in riverine, slow-flowing and swampy areas of several tropical and subtropical regions of the world, especially in West Africa where the disease is rapidly increasing in incidence. This paper presents a review of published literature concerning epidemiology of, transmission and susceptibility to MU infection. It considers several endemic natural environments and their influence on infection. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Bacterial diseases en_US
dc.subject Buruli ulcer en_US
dc.subject Mycobacterium ulcerans en_US
dc.subject Epidemiology en_US
dc.subject Transmission en_US
dc.subject Disease susceptibility en_US
dc.subject Risk factors en_US
dc.subject Immunosuppression en_US
dc.subject Environmental aspects en_US
dc.subject Review of the literature en_US
dc.title Pathways of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection: a review en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 4 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Environment International en_US
dc.citation.volume 32 en_US
dc.citation.pages 567-573 en_US
dc.citation.jabbreviation Environ Int en_US

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