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Mycobacterium ulcerans disease (Buruli ulcer) in a rural hospital in Bas-Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2002-2004

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Show simple item record Phanzu, D. M. en_US Bafende, E. A. en_US Dunda, B. K. en_US Imposo, D. B. en_US Kibadi, A. K. en_US Nsiangana, S. Z. en_US Singa, J. N. en_US Meyers, W. M. en_US Suykerbuyk, P. en_US Portaels, F. en_US 2007-12-06T14:47:55Z 2007-12-06T14:47:55Z 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0002-9637 en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-M1B en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-M9B en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-MLA en_US
dc.identifier.other MICRO en_US
dc.identifier.other U-MYCOB en_US
dc.identifier.other JIF en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
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dc.description.abstract Buruli ulcer (BU), which is caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, is an important disabling skin disease. Its prevalence is highest in west and central Africa. We report an apparent resurgence of BU in the Bas-Congo Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. During a 28-month period in 2002-2004, the rural hospital of the Institut Médical Evangélique at Kimpese admitted 51 patients suspected of having BU. Bacteriologic, molecular biologic, and histopathologic studies confirmed BU in 36 of these patients. Extensive clinical data, treatment outcomes, and socioeconomic correlations are summarized. Osteomyelitis was an important complication. A multidisciplinary approach to BU control in the Bas-Congo is proposed, aimed primarily at active case detection. 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 Trends en_US
dc.subject Resurgence en_US
dc.subject Complications en_US
dc.subject Congo-Kinshasa en_US
dc.subject Africa, Central en_US
dc.title Mycobacterium ulcerans disease (Buruli ulcer) in a rural hospital in Bas-Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2002-2004 en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 2 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene en_US
dc.citation.volume 75 en_US
dc.citation.pages 311-314 en_US
dc.citation.jabbreviation Am J Trop Med Hyg en_US

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