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Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2003 Mar-Apr;97(2):159-60.

An outreach education and treatment project in Ghana for the early stage of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease.

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Department of Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. mrw.evans@lineone.net

Abstract

Mycobacterium ulcerans disease starts as a painless, subcutaneous nodule, excision of which prevents the development of large Buruli ulcers. An outreach programme was set up in Ghana to promote nodule recognition and excision. The programme was cost-effective and shifted the pattern of disease presentation. This could from a model for other countries.

PMID:
14584368
DOI:
10.1016/s0035-9203(03)90105-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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