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Buruli Ulcer

Mycobacterium Ulcerans Disease

  • Supports further investigation by summarizing state of the art in the field of Buruli ulcer research

  • Enriches understanding of epidemiology of Buruli ulcer in different geographic regions

  • Reviews exhaustively the characteristics of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Buruli Ulcer: History and Disease Burden

    • Katharina Röltgen, Gerd Pluschke
    Pages 1-41Open Access
  3. Buruli Ulcer in Africa

    • Earnest Njih Tabah, Christian R. Johnson, Horace Degnonvi, Gerd Pluschke, Katharina Röltgen
    Pages 43-60Open Access
  4. Buruli Ulcer in Australia

    • Paul D. R. Johnson
    Pages 61-76Open Access
  5. Mycobacterium ulcerans Infection in French Guiana; Current State of Knowledge

    • Pierre Couppié, Romain Blaizot, Camilla J. Velvin, Maylis Douine, Marine Combe, Mathieu Nacher et al.
    Pages 77-85Open Access
  6. Buruli Ulcer in Japan

    • Koichi Suzuki, Yuqian Luo, Yuji Miyamoto, Chiaki Murase, Mariko Mikami-Sugawara, Rie R. Yotsu et al.
    Pages 87-105Open Access
  7. Population Genomics and Molecular Epidemiology of Mycobacterium ulcerans

    • Koen Vandelannoote, Miriam Eddyani, Andrew Buultjens, Timothy P. Stinear
    Pages 107-115Open Access
  8. Mycolactone: More than Just a Cytotoxin

    • Laure Guenin-Macé, Marie-Thérèse Ruf, Gerd Pluschke, Caroline Demangel
    Pages 117-134Open Access
  9. The Immunology of Buruli Ulcer

    • João Fevereiro, Alexandra G. Fraga, Jorge Pedrosa
    Pages 135-158Open Access
  10. Buruli Ulcer in Animals and Experimental Infection Models

    • Miriam Bolz, Marie-Thérèse Ruf
    Pages 159-181Open Access
  11. Laboratory Diagnosis of Buruli Ulcer: Challenges and Future Perspectives

    • Katharina Röltgen, Israel Cruz, Joseph M. Ndung’u, Gerd Pluschke
    Pages 183-202Open Access
  12. Antimicrobial Treatment of Mycobacterium ulcerans Infection

    • Till Frederik Omansen, Tjip S. van der Werf, Richard Odame Phillips
    Pages 203-220Open Access
  13. Thermotherapy of Buruli Ulcer

    • Thomas Junghanss
    Pages 221-226Open Access
  14. Secondary Infection of Buruli Ulcer Lesions

    • Grace Semabia Kpeli, Dorothy Yeboah-Manu
    Pages 227-239Open Access
  15. Management of BU-HIV Co-infection

    • Daniel P. O’Brien, Vanessa Christinet, Nathan Ford
    Pages 241-248Open Access
  16. Transdisciplinary Research and Action to Stop Buruli Ulcer: A case Study from Philanthropy

    • Susanna Hausmann-Muela, Ann-Marie Sevcsik
    Pages 273-287Open Access

About this book

A major objective of this open access book is to summarize the current status of Buruli Ulcer (BU) research for the first time. It will identify gaps in our knowledge, stimulate research and support control of the disease by providing insight into approaches for surveillance, diagnosis, and treatment of Buruli Ulcer. Book chapters will cover the history, epidemiology diagnosis, treatment and disease burden of BU and provide insight into the microbiology, genomics, transmission and virulence of Mycobacterium ulcerans.


  • Chronic Skin Infection
  • Host-Pathogen Interaction
  • Mycobacterial Infection
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Open Access
  • Point-of-care Diagnostic Test
  • infectious diseases

Editors and Affiliations

  • Molecular Immunology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

    Gerd Pluschke

  • Department of Pathology , Stanford University , Stanford, USA

    Katharina Röltgen

About the editors

Professor Gerd Pluschke, PhD, Head Molecular Immunology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basle, Switzerland.

 Katharina Röltgen, PhD, Department of Pathology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)