Diagnostic de l'infection à Mycobacterium ulcerans en Guyane française [Diagnosis of Mycobacterium ulcerans infections in French Guiana].

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_7CDF4F369622
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Diagnostic de l'infection à Mycobacterium ulcerans en Guyane française [Diagnosis of Mycobacterium ulcerans infections in French Guiana].
Journal
Presse Médicale
Author(s)
Prévot G., Marsollier L., Carbonelle B., Pradinaud R., Coupié P., Sainte-Marie D., Bourreau E., Launois P.
ISSN
0755-4982 (Print)
ISSN-L
0755-4982
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2004
Volume
33
Number
21
Pages
1516
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
THE SITUATION: Buruli's ulcer is a severe necrotic cutaneous infection due to Mycobacterium ulcerans. It is a major public health problem in developing countries. FROM A CLINICAL POINT OF VIEW: The early stage of the infection corresponds to a painless cutaneous nodule, whereas the late stage corresponds to ulceration with detachment of the edges. There is currently no other treatment than surgical excision combined with heat therapy. FROM A DIAGNOSTIC POINT OF VIEW: Three methods can be used: direct examination of swabs stained according to Ziehl-Neelsen's method, culture in specific medium at 32 degrees C and the polymerization chain reaction assay (PCR). The latter is the technique of choice.
Keywords
Culture Media, DNA, Bacterial/analysis, French Guiana, Humans, Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous/diagnosis, Mycobacterium ulcerans/isolation & purification, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Skin Ulcer/microbiology, Staining and Labeling/methods
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Web of science
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20/08/2019 14:38
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