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Edematous Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer)

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dc.contributor.author Phanzu, D. M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Ablordey, A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Imposo, D. S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Lefevre, L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Mahema, R. L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Suykerbuyk, P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Meyers, W. M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Portaels, F. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-13T15:21:57Z
dc.date.available 2008-03-13T15:21:57Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.issn 0002-9637
dc.identifier.other ITG-M1B en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-M2B en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-M6B 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 UPD1 en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/2180
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 professionals in the early diagnosis of BU. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Bacterial diseases en_US
dc.subject Mycobacterium ulcerans en_US
dc.subject Buruli ulcer en_US
dc.subject Clinical manifestations en_US
dc.subject Edema en_US
dc.subject Clinical diagnosis en_US
dc.subject Biopsy en_US
dc.subject Clinical management en_US
dc.subject Surgery en_US
dc.subject Drug therapy en_US
dc.subject Antibiotics en_US
dc.subject Referral en_US
dc.subject Case reports en_US
dc.subject Congo-Kinshasa en_US
dc.subject Africa, Central en_US
dc.title Edematous Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 6 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene en_US
dc.citation.volume 77 en_US
dc.citation.pages 1099-1102 en_US
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18165530
dc.identifier.url http://www.ajtmh.org/cgi/reprint/77/6/1099.pdf
dc.citation.jabbreviation Am J Trop Med Hyg en_US


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