Mycobacterium ulcerans

  • John S. Chapman
Part of the Topics in Infectious Disease book series (CTID)


In 1948, MacCallum and associates233 described a newly identified mycobacterial disease of the skin. It was marked by extensive undermining ulceration, and tissues revealed many acid-fast organisms. So far as they knew, the disease was limited to an area around Bairnsdale, on the southeast coast of Australia, almost directly east of Melbourne.


Mycobacterial Disease Extensive Grafting Mycobacterium Ulcerans Pale Cream Positive Tuberculin Test 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • John S. Chapman
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  1. 1.University of Texas Southwestern Medical SchoolDallasUSA

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