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Buruli ulcer

Buruli ulcer: Introduction

Buruli ulcer: Infection by a bacterium called Mycobacterium ulcerans. The infection is most common in tropical and subtropical climates. The method of transmission is uncertain but the bacteria can enter the skin if it is broken (e.g. a cut) or it may possibly be transmitted by certain African aquatic insects or mosquitoes. The ulcers may become deep enough to affect the bone and can thus result in disability or deformity. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Buruli ulcer is available below.

Symptoms of Buruli ulcer

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Buruli ulcer: Complications

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Causes of Buruli ulcer

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Misdiagnosis and Buruli ulcer

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Definitions of Buruli ulcer:

A slow-growing, nonphotochromogenic species that causes chronic skin lesions in humans (Buruli ulcer). (Dorland, 28th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)

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  1. Buruli ulcer: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Complications

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