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Buruli Ulcer (Mycobacterium Ulcerans Infection)

Buruli Ulcer (Mycobacterium Ulcerans Infection)

The Buruli ulcer disease is due to infection by Mycobacterium ulcerans. This programme describes the basic pathophysiology of the disease, the typical clinical presentations, and the management of cases with complicated features. The program should be informative for both medical students and practitioners who wish to increase their knowledge about this serious tropical disease. The program instructs on the following topics: • The origin and pathogenesis of M. ulcerans disease • The geographic distribution of the disease • The common clinical presentations of the disease • Laboratory diagnosis with video demonstrations of methods for obtaining samples • Ulcer care and dressing • Management of problems associated with treatment of M. ulcerans infection Objectives: After completing this... Show More


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