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Volume 15, Number 11—November 2009

Dispatch

Buruli Ulcer in United Kingdom Tourist Returning from Latin America

Hugh McGannComments to Author , Pieter Stragier, Françoise Portaels, Deborah Gascoyne-Binzi, Timothy Collyns, Sebastian Lucas, and Damian Mawer
Author affiliations: St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds, UK (H. McGann, D. Mawer); Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium (P. Stragier, F. Portaels); Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds (D. Gascoyne-Binzi, T. Collyns); St. Thomas’s Hospital, London, UK (S. Lucas)

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Progression of Buruli ulcer adjacent to the left knee of United Kingdom tourist after returning from Latin America. A) November 2007, on patient’s return to the United Kingdom; B) January 2008, before Mycobacterium ulcerans therapy; C) April 2008, after 12 weeks of antimicrobial drug therapy; D) January 2009, 9 months after split-skin grafting.

Figure 1. Progression of Buruli ulcer adjacent to the left knee of United Kingdom tourist after returning from Latin America. A) November 2007, on patient’s return to the United Kingdom; B) January 2008, before Mycobacterium ulcerans therapy; C) April 2008, after 12 weeks of antimicrobial drug therapy; D) January 2009, 9 months after split-skin grafting.

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