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Patients with Buruli ulcer benefit by delaying surgery decision

from Healio

Study findings suggest that patients being treated for Buruli ulcer benefit from delaying the decision of whether to undergo excision surgery, once the main treatment option for the often debilitating neglected tropical disease, researchers said. Buruli ulcer is caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, from the same family of pathogens that cause tuberculosis and leprosy. In the absence of treatment, it causes characteristic ulcers on the arms or legs of patients that can grow to become very large. more

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