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Clinical Features and Treatment of Pre-Ulcerative Buruli Lesions: REPORT II OF THE UGANDA BURULI GROUP

Br Med J 1970; 2 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5706.390 (Published 16 May 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;2:390

Abstract

At Kinyara, and in other areas of Uganda, 250 patients with pre-ulcerative Buruli lesions (Myco. ulcerans infection, have been seen over the past three years. The clinical feature of the pre-ulcerative stage of the disease are painless nodules, usually occurring singly on the legs or forearms. As the nodule can grow rapidly to become an extensive fulminating lesion, early recognition of the nodule and an appreciation of its significance by both doctor and patient are essential. Excision of the nodule is simple and usually curative, thus preventing ulcers developing and requiring prolonged hospital treatment.

Footnotes

  • * Members of the group set up by the Uganda Ministry of Health and Makerere Medical School: Dr. D. J. Bradley, Professor M. S. R. Hutt, Mr. J. W. M. Kiryabwire, Mr. A. Kisuule, Dr. A. Lloyd, Mr. J. Mafigiri, Dr. R. H. Morrow, Professor W. Parson, Dr. I. Phillips, Dr. M. C. Pike, Dr. P. A. Pike, and Dr. W. D. L. Revill. This report was written by Dr. Revill, Professor Hutt, and Mr. Kiryabwire. Requests for reprints should be addressed to Mr. Kiryabwire, Makerere University College, Medical School, P.O. Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda.