In Vitro Killing of Mycobacterium ulcerans by Acidified Nitrite
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Mycobacterium ulcerans, which causes Buruli ulcer, was exposed to acidified nitrite or to acid alone for 10 or 20 min. Killing was rapid, and viable counts were reduced below detectable limits within 10 min of exposure to 40 mM acidified nitrite. M. ulcerans is highly susceptible to acidified nitrite in vitro.
An article published by Antimicrobial Agents And Chemotherapy and available at DOI: 10.1128/AAC.48.8.3130–3132.2004
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy p. 3130–3132