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Volume 22, Number 1—January 2016

Epidemiology of Haemophilus ducreyi Infections

Camila González-Beiras, Michael Marks, Cheng Y. Chen, Sally Roberts, and Oriol MitjàComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Nova University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal (C. González-Beiras); Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Barcelona, Spain (C. González-Beiras, O. Mitjà); London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK (M. Marks); Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London (M. Marks); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (C.Y. Chen); Auckland District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand (S. Roberts); Lihir Medical Centre, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea (O. Mitjà)

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Table 3

Characteristics of 11 studies on skin ulcers caused by Haemophilus ducreyi, 1988–2014*

Reference Country Year of study Diagnostic method No. patients with skin ulcers No cases H. ducreyi infection % (95% CI)
Marckmann et al. (7) Fiji Islands 1988 Culture 1 man 1 NA
Ussher et al. (8) Samoa 2005 PCR 3 girls <10 y of age 3 NA
McBride et al. (9) Vanuatu 2007 PCR 1 woman 1 NA
Peel et al. (10) Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea 2010 PCR 2 men 2 NA
Humphrey et al. (11) Sudan 2007 PCR 1 boy 1 NA
Mitjà et al. (3) Papua New Guinea 2013 PCR 90 54 60.0 (49.6–69.5)
Mitjà et al. (6) Papua New Guinea 2014 PCR 114 60 60.1 (54.3–65.5)
Marks et al. (4) Solomon Islands 2013 PCR 41 13 31.7 (19.5–46.9)
Chen et al.† Vanuatu 2013 PCR 176 68 38.6 (31.7–46.0)
Chen et al.† Ghana 2013 PCR 179 49 27.3 (21.3–34.3)
Ghinai et al. (5) Ghana 2014 PCR 90 8 8.8 (4.5–16.5)

*NA, not applicable.
†Pers. comm.

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