Mycobacterium ulcerans Disease (Buruli Ulcer) in Rural Hospital, Southern Benin, 1997–2001

Debacker, M., Aguiar, J., Steunou, C., Zinsou, C., Meyers, W. M., Guédénon, A., Scott, J. T., Dramaix, M. and Portaels, F. (2004) Mycobacterium ulcerans Disease (Buruli Ulcer) in Rural Hospital, Southern Benin, 1997–2001. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 10(8), pp. 1391-1398. (doi:10.3201/eid1008.030886) (PMID:15496239) (PMCID:PMC3320395)

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Abstract

Data from 1,700 patients living in southern Benin were collected at the Centre Sanitaire et Nutritionnel Gbemoten, Zagnanado, Benin, from 1997 through 2001. Comparing detection rates of Buruli ulcer (BU) in the Zou Region with those of leprosy and tuberculosis in 1999 shows a higher rate for BU (21.5/100,000) than for leprosy (13.4/100,000) and tuberculosis (20.0/100,000). More than 13% of the patients had osteomyelitis. Delay in seeking treatment declined from 4 months in 1989 to 1 month in 2001, and median hospitalization time decreased from 9 months in 1989 to 1 month in 2001. This reduction is attributed, in part, to implementing an international cooperation program, creating a national BU program, and making advances in patient care.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Scott, Dr Janet
Authors: Debacker, M., Aguiar, J., Steunou, C., Zinsou, C., Meyers, W. M., Guédénon, A., Scott, J. T., Dramaix, M., and Portaels, F.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publisher:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ISSN:1080-6040
ISSN (Online):1080-6059
Published Online:01 March 2004
Copyright Holders:Emerging Infectious Diseases is an open access journal in the public domain.  All content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. In accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative
First Published:First published in Emerging Infectious Diseases 10(8): 1391-1398
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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