Buruli ulcer

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Small ulcers

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Large ulcers

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Treatment

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Buruli in the news!

10 April 2014 | Geneva
Buruli ulcer is a chronic debilitating skin and soft tissue infection that can lead to permanent disfigurement and disability. Manuals can now guide healthcare workers to improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Early detection can greatly minimize and prevent disability.


PubMed references on Buruli ulcer


Laboratory confirmation

Guidance on sampling techniques for laboratory-confirmation of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer disease)


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Collaborating Centers

Laboratory Network

The following network of laboratories provide support to national control programmes to confirm Buruli ulcer cases (by PCR, ZN, and culture).

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Contact

Global Buruli Ulcer Initiative (GBUI):
buruli@who.int