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Volume 24, Number 1—January 2018

Research

Increased Severity and Spread of Mycobacterium ulcerans, Southeastern Australia

Alex Y.C. TaiComments to Author , Eugene Athan, N. Deborah Friedman, Andrew Hughes, Aaron Walton, and Daniel P. O’Brien
Author affiliations: Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

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Table 1

Association between lesions at body sites and proportion of persons with severe Mycobacterium ulcerans disease, Barwon Health Cohort, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, January 1998–May 2017*

Site Nonsevere disease, no. (%) Severe disease, no. (%) Crude odds ratio (95% CI) p value
Ankle 40 (62.5) 26 (37.5) 3.99 (2.12–7.50) <0.001
Elbow 32 (68.1) 15 (31.9) 3.12 (1.52–6.40) 0.002
Hand 16 (72.7) 6 (27.3) 2.49 (0.91–6.85) 0.077
Forearm 18 (75.0) 6 (25.0) 2.21 (0.82–6.01) 0.118
Knee 23 (71.9) 9 (28.1) 2.60 (1.10–6.13) 0.029
Arm 22 (88.0) 3 (12.0) 1 ND
Buttock 2 (66.7) 1 (33.3) 1 ND
Foot 17 (85.0) 3 (15.0) 1 ND
Leg 127 (86.4) 20 (13.6) 1 ND
Head 4 (80.0) 1 (20.0) 1 ND
Shoulder 3 (100.0) 0 1 ND
Thigh 18 (90.0) 2 (10.0) 1 ND
Trunk 4 (100.0) 0 1 ND
Wrist 9 (90.0) 1 (10.0) 1 ND

*ND, not determined.

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