Marion E., Carolan Kévin, Adeye A., Kempf M., Chauty A., Marsollier L. (2015). Buruli ulcer in South Western Nigeria : a retrospective cohort study of patients treated in Benin. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9 (1), p. e3443 [4 p.]. ISSN 1935-2735.
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Buruli ulcer in South Western Nigeria : a retrospective cohort study of patients treated in Benin
Nigeria is known to be endemic to Buruli ulcer, but epidemiological data are remarkably rare. Here, we present a large cohort of 127 PCR-confirmed M. ulcerans infection patients coming from Nigeria and treated in a neighbouring country, Benin. Severe lesions and delay of consultation are factors that should encourage establishment of a treatment centre in South Western Nigeria.