Monday 26 October 2015

Incidences and Treatments for Buruli Ulcer

Buruli ulcer is a bacterial disease, alternatively called Bairnsdale ulcer, Searls ulcer, or Daintree ulcer. The tropical disease causes blood clots on the skin and, when untreated, leads to severe ulceration. The infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium ulcerans. It is the third most common mycobacterial disease after tuberculosis and leprosy.

The current treatment option primarily involves courses of antibiotics. More serious or untreatable cases require surgical intervention. To improve current treatment regimes, scientists are investigating alternative approaches; this article assesses some of these approaches alongside current practices.

In a short article, Tim Sandle assesses the current strategies and new treatment options for the disease.

The reference is:

Sandle, T. (2015) Incidences and Treatments for Buruli Ulcer, Journal of Ancient Diseases &
Preventive Remedies, 3 (2): 1000e122 (

For further information or to review a copy please contact Tim Sandle

 Posted by Tim Sandle

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