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MCQs in Tropical Medicine

Rob Skelly DTM+H FRCP

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Answer 64 - Buruli ulcers

Buruli ulcers are characteristically:
False a. painful
True b. undermined
False c. caused by Fusobacterium
False d. secondarily infected
False e. responsive to penicillin

Clinically Buruli ulcers are usually painless and undermined. There are often satellite lesions.
The causative organism is Mycobacterium ulcerans.
Treatment is with topical antiseptics and clofazimine or rifampicin.
The mode of spread is unknown.

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