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Buruli ulcer in Ghana: results of a national case search.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11897068     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A national search for cases of Buruli ulcer in Ghana identified 5,619 patients, with 6,332 clinical lesions at various stages. The overall crude national prevalence rate of active lesions was 20.7 per 100,000, but the rate was 150.8 per 100,000 in the most disease-endemic district. The case search demonstrated widespread disease and gross underreporting compared with the routine reporting system. The epidemiologic information gathered will contribute to the design of control programs for Buruli ulcer.
George Amofah; Frank Bonsu; Christopher Tetteh; Jane Okrah; Kwame Asamoa; Kingsley Asiedu; Jonathan Addy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emerging infectious diseases     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1080-6040     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerging Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-18     Completed Date:  2002-09-06     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508155     Medline TA:  Emerg Infect Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ministry of Health, Accra, Ghana.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Aged, 80 and over
Child, Preschool
Ghana / epidemiology
Government Programs
Health Services Accessibility / standards
Middle Aged
Mycobacterium Infections, Atypical / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  prevention & control*
Mycobacterium ulcerans* / isolation & purification
Odds Ratio
Sex Distribution
Skin Diseases, Bacterial / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  prevention & control*
Ulcer / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  prevention & control*

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