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Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Oct;20(10):1705-7. doi: 10.3201/eid2010.140573.

Haemophilus ducreyi associated with skin ulcers among children, Solomon Islands.

Abstract

During a survey of yaws prevalence in the Solomon Islands, we collected samples from skin ulcers of 41 children. Using PCR, we identified Haemophilus ducreyi infection in 13 (32%) children. PCR-positive and PCR-negative ulcers were phenotypically indistinguishable. Emergence of H. ducreyi as a cause of nongenital ulcers may affect the World Health Organization's yaws eradication program.

PMID:
25271477
PMCID:
PMC4193279
DOI:
10.3201/eid2010.140573
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