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Volume 11, Number 4—April 2005


Buruli Ulcer Recurrence, Benin

Martine Debacker*, Julia Aguiar†, Christian Steunou†, Claude Zinsou*†, Wayne M. Meyers‡, and Françoise Portaels*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium; †Centre Sanitaire et Nutritionnel Gbemoten, Zagnanado, Benin; and; ‡Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, USA

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Table 2

Follow-up period for Buruli ulcer patients in villages of the Atlantique and Zou regions, Benin

Period No. patients (%) Median follow-up period 
(Q1–Q3) (mo)*
2–5 mo 4 (6.6) 4 (2.5–4.0)
6–11 mo 12 (19.7) 9 (7.25–10.75)
12 mo–7 y 45 (73.8) 34 (19.0–44.5)
Total 61
>1 year† 5

*Q1, first quartile; Q3, third quartile.
†Exact date of discharge unknown.

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