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Volume 9, Number 6—June 2003

Histopathologic Features of Mycobacterium ulcerans Infection

Jeannette Guarner*Comments to Author , Jeanine Bartlett*, Ellen A. Spotts Whitney*, Pratima L. Raghunathan*, Ymkje Stienstra†, Kwame Asamoa‡, Samuel Etuaful§, Erasmus Klutse¶, Eric Quarshie#, Tjip S. van der Werf†, Winette T.A. van der Graaf†, C. Harold King**, and David A. Ashford*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Groningen University Hospital, the Netherlands; ‡Ministry of Health, Accra, Ghana; §St. Martins Catholic Hospital, Agroyesum, Ghana; ¶Dunkwa Government Hospital, Dunkwa, Ghana; #Presbyterian Hospital, Agogo, Ghana; **Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 2

Number (percent) of specimens with other diagnoses, definite, and suspected Buruli ulcer according to clinical stagea

Clinical stage Other diagnoses Definite BU
(AFB positive) Suspect BU
(AFB negative) Total
7 (6)
18 (14)
5 (4)
30 (24)
5 (4)
1 (0.8)
6 (5)
2 (1.6)
55 (44)
31 (25)
88 (71)
Total 9 (7) 78 (63) 37 (30) 124 (100)

aBU, Buruli ulcer; AFB, acid-fast bacilli.

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