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Title: Buruli Ulcer in Liberia, 2012
Authors: Phillips, Richard O.
Kollie, Karsor
Amoako, Yaw Ampem
Ake, Julien
Mulbah, Tarnue
et. al
Issue Date: Mar-2014
Publisher: Emerging Infectious Diseases
Citation: Emerging Infectious Diseases Vol. 20, No. 3
Abstract: Buruli ulcer, a necrotizing skin disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, is highly endemic to West Africa (1,2) and is characterized by large ulcerations on the lower limbs (60% of cases) as well as on the upper limbs (30%) and other parts of the body (10%). Although the mode of transmission is unknown, most cases of Buruli ulcer occur around swampy and riverine areas; children <15 years of age are most often affected (2,3). The recommended treatment consists of a combination of daily oral rifampin and intramuscular streptomycin for 8 weeks, supplemented by wound care when appropriate (4). Large ulcers may require debridement and grafting to facilitate wound closure, and physiotherapy is often indicated to prevent functional limitation, particularly for lesions located over joints.
Description: An article published by Emerging Infectious Diseases
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11904
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