Buruli Ulcer (Mycobacterium Ulcerans)

  • John H. S. Pettit
  • Lawrence Charles Parish


For many years, this easily recognizable ulcer has had no commonly accepted dermatologic name. Recently, the tendency to call it Buruli ulcer has become more widespread, and under this name the condition will be discussed.


Pyoderma Gangrenosum Silver Nitrate Solution Isonicotinic Acid Buruli Ulcer Lepromatous Leprosy 
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Selected Readings

  1. Connor, DH, Lunn, HF: Buruli ulcerations: Clinical study of 38 Ugandans with mycobacterial ulcerans ulcerations. Arch Pathol 1966; 81:183.Google Scholar
  2. Parish, LC, Millikan, LE, Witkowski, JA: Thoughts on tropical dermatology. Int J Dermatol 1983; 22:18.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Pettit, JHS, Rees, RJW, Marchete, NJ: Mycobacterium ulcerans infection: Clinical and bacteriologic study of cases recognized in Southeast Asia. Br J Dermatol 1966; 78:187.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Radford, AJ: Ulcerans ulcer: The sore that heals in vain. Int J Dermatol 1975; 14:422.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Ziefer, A, Connor, DH, Gibson, DW: Mycobacterium ulcerans: Infection of two patients in Liberia. Int J Dermatol 1981; 20:362.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John H. S. Pettit
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lawrence Charles Parish
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Tropical MedicineLiverpool School of Tropical MedicineLiverpoolEngland
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversiti KebangsaanKuala LumpurMalaysia
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyJefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.Division of DermatologyUniversity of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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