Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 5th, 2006
"Mycobacterium ulcerans (MIJ) is the third common mycobacterial infection after tuberculosis and leprosy. In endemic areas, MU ulcers should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any unusual or nonhealing lesion or ulcer," researchers writing in the journal Annals of Plastic Surgery report.
According to the authors, "Diagnosis and treatment should be instigated promptly. Delay may lead to disfiguring or disabling scars. Surgical management, therefore, should aim towards early excision, with clear margins of the ulcer."
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