Mycobacterium Ulcerans Infection Imported from Australia to Missouri, USA, 2012

Benjamin Stuart Thomas, Thomas C. Bailey, Julu Bhatnagar, Jana M. Ritter, Brian D. Emery, Omar W. Jassim, Ian Kerst Hornstra, Sarah L. George

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Buruli ulcer, the third most common mycobacterial disease worldwide, rarely affects travelers and is uncommon in the United States. We report a travel-associated case imported from Australia and review 3 previous cases diagnosed and treated in the United States. The differential diagnoses for unusual chronic cutaneous ulcers and those nonresponsive to conventional therapy should include Mycobacterium ulcerans infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1876-1879
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014


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