Journal Article

First Case of <i>Mycobacterium ulcerans</i> Disease (Buruli Ulcer) Following a Human Bite

Martine Debacker, Claude Zinsou, Julia Aguiar, Wayne M. Meyers and Françoise Portaels

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 36, issue 5, pages e67-e68
Published in print March 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/367660
First Case of Mycobacterium ulcerans Disease (Buruli Ulcer) Following a Human Bite

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Mycobacterium ulcerans disease (MUD) is rapidly reemerging in many countries, especially in West African countries. Antecedent trauma has often been related to the lesions that characterize this frequently crippling disease. We report here the first case of MUD that followed a human bite at the site where the lesion later occurred.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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