Advances in diagnosis and treatment of Buruli Ulcer Disease

G. Bretzel
Buruli Ulcer Disease (BUD), caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, has become the third most common mycobacterial disease after tuberculosis and leprosy. Cases have been reported from more than 30 countries worldwide with a focus in West Africa. The disease mainly affects impoverished inhabitants of remote[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]