Volume 14, Number 11—November 2008
New Foci of Buruli Ulcer, Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo
|Characteristic||Patient 1||Patient 2||Patient 3|
|Age, y, sex||30, M||28, M||13, F|
|Origin||Kinshasa, DRC||Kinshasa, DRC||Kinshasa, DRC|
|Location where infected
|Patient delay,† y||2||2.5||2.5|
|Date of first symptoms||2002 Oct||2003 Jan||2003 Jan|
|Date care was sought
||Extensive areas of necrosis with clumps of AFB
|Duration of hospitalization, mo||3||6||7|
|Follow-up period with no relapse, mo||42||30||28|
*DRC, Democratic Republic of Congo; +, positive; –, negative; IS, insertion sequence; ND, not done; AFB, acid-fast bacilli.
†Time between appearance of first signs or symptoms and care being sought at a medical center.
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