Amoebae as potential environmental hosts for **Mycobacterium ulcerans** and other mycobacteria, but doubtful actors in Buruli ulcer epidemiology University of Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine
Occurrence of free-living amoebae in communities of low and high endemicity for Buruli ulcer in southern Benin University of Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine
Diagnostic accuracy of clinical and microbiological signs in patients with skin lesions resembling Buruli ulcer in an endemic region Institute of Tropical Medicine University of Antwerp
Background: The diagnosis of the neglected tropical skin and soft tissue disease Buruli ulcer (BU) is made on clinical and epidemiological grounds, after which treatment with BU-specific antibiotics is initiated empirically. Given the current decline in BU incidence, clinical expertise in the recognition of BU is likely to wane and laboratory confirmation of BU becomes increasingly important. We therefore aimed to determine the diagnostic ...
A comparison of DNA extraction procedures for the detection of **Mycobacterium ulcerans**, the causative agent of Buruli ulcer, in clinical and environmental specimens University of Antwerp Ghent University Institute of Tropical Medicine
Whole genome comparisons suggest random distribution of **Mycobacterium ulcerans** genotypes in a Buruli ulcer endemic region of Ghana University of Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine
Family relationship, water contact and occurrence of buruli ulcer in Benin University of Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine
Buruli ulcer in Nigeria Institute of Tropical Medicine
BACKGROUND: Buruli ulcer (BU), also known as Mycobacterium ulcerans disease, is the third most common mycobacterial disease worldwide. Although BU disease has been diagnosed among Nigerians in neighbouring West African countries, data on the burden of the disease in Nigeria itself are scanty. This study aimed to assess the magnitude and epidemiology of BU in the South South region of Nigeria.
METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional ...