Buruli ulcer

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A tropical disease caused by infection with Mycobacterium ulcerans that leads to the formation of large ulcers, usually on the legs or arms. It is the third most common mycobacteriosis of humans worldwide, after tuberculosis and leprosy. Most of the tissue damage is due to the bacterial toxin mycolactone, which also inhibits the immune response.

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