Buruli Ulcer: Significant Publications

Amofah, G.K., F. Bonsu, C. Tetteh, J. Okrah, K. Asamoa, K. Asiedu & J. Addy. 2002. Buruli ulcer in Ghana: results of a national case search. Emerging Infectious Diseases 8: 167-170.

Asiedu, K. and S. Etuaful. 1998. Socioeconomic implications of Buruli ulcer in Ghana: a three-year review. Trans. Royal Soc. Trop. Med. & Hyg. 59: 1015-1022.

Barker, D. J. P. 1972. The distribution of Buruli disease in Uganda. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 66:867-874.

Barker, D. J. P., and J. W. Carswell. 1973. Mycobacterium ulcerans infection among Tsetse control workers in Uganda. International Journal of Epidemiology 2:161-165.

Barker, D.J.P., J.K. Clancey & S. K. Rao. 1972. Mycobacteria on vegetation in Uganda. East African Medical Journal 49: 667-671.

Buckle, G. 1972. Notes on Mycobacterium ulcerans. Aust. NZ. Surg., 41: 320-323.

Chemlal, K., G. Huys, F. Laval, V. Vincent, C. Savage, C. Gutierrez, M.A. Laneelle, J. Swings, W.M. Meyers & F. Portaels. 2002. Characterization of an unusual mycobacterium: 119 a possible missing link between Mycobacterium marinum and Mycobacterium ulcerans. J. Clin. Microbiol. 40: 2370-2380. 

Duker, A. A., E. J. M. Carranza, & M. Hale. 2004. Spatial dependency of Buruli ulcer prevalence on arsenic-enriched domains in Amansie West District, Ghana: implications for arsenic mediation in Mycobacterium ulcerans infection. International Journal of Health Geographics 3:19-.

Eddyani, M. 2002. Comparison of different methods for the detection of Mycobacterium ulcerans in the environment in the Ga district of Ghana. Thesis submitted to obtain the degree of 128 Master in Biomedical Science. University of Antwerp, Antwerp.

Eddyani, M., D. Ofori-Adjei, G. Teugels, D. De Weirdt, D. Boakye, W. M. Meyers, & F. Portaels. 2004. Potential Role for Fish in Transmission of Mycobacterium ulcerans Disease (Buruli Ulcer): an Environmental Study. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70: 5679-5681.

George, K.M., D. Chatterjee, G. Gunawardana, D. Welty, T. Lee  & P.I.C. Small. 1999. Mycolactone: a polyketide toxin from Mycobacterium ulcerans required for virulence. Science283: 854-857.

Hayman, J. 1991a. Mycobacterium ulcerans infection. The Lancet 337:124.

Hayman, J. 1991b. Postulated epidemiology of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection. International Journal of Epidemiology. 20: 1093-1098.

Horsburgh, J., C.R. & W. M. Meyers. 1997. Buruli Ulcer. In Pathology of Emerging Infections, pp 119-126. Horsburgh, J., C.R. & A. M. Nelson (eds.). American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C.

Johnson, P.D.R., T.P. Stinear & J.A. Hayman. 1999. Mycobacterium ulcerans — a mini-review. J. Med. Microbiol. 48: 511-513.

Kotlowski, R., A. Martin, A. Ablordey, K. Chemlal, P. Fonteyne, & F. Portaels. 2004. One-tube cell lysis and DNA extraction procedure for PCR-based detection of Mycobacterium ulerans in aquatic insects, molluscs and fish. Journal of Medical Microbiology 53:927-933.

Lagarrigue, V., F. Portaels, W.M. Meyers & J. Aguiar. 2000.  L'ulcère de Buruli: attention aux atteintes osseuses! A propos de 33 cas observés au Bénin. Mêdecine Tropicale.(Mars),60 : 262-266.

MacCallum, P., J.C. Tolhurst, G. Buckle & H.A. Sissons. 1948. A new mycobacterial infection in man. J. Pathol. Bacteriol., 60: 93-122.

Marsollier, L., J. Aubry, J.-P. Saint-Andre, R. Robert, P. Legras, A.-L. Manceau, S. Bourdon, C. Audrain, & B. Carbonnelle. 2003. Ecology and transmission of Mycobacterium ulcerans. Pathologie Biologie 51:490-495.

Marsollier, L., R. Robert, J. Aubry, J. S. Andre, H. Kouakou, P. Legras, A. Manceau, C. Mahaza, & B. Carbonnelle. 2002. Aquatic insects as a vector for Mycobacterium ulcerans. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 68:4623-4628.

Marsollier, L., T. Severin, J. Aubry, R. W. Merritt, J.-P. Saint-Andre, P. Legras, A.-L. Manceau, A. Chauty, B. Carbonnelle, & S. T. Cole. 2004a. Aquatic snails, passive hosts of Mycobacterium ulcerans. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 70:In Press.

Marsollier, L., T. P. Stinear, J. Aubry, J.-P. Saint-Andre, R. Robert, P. Legras, A. Manceau, C. Audrain, S. Bourdon, H. Kouakou, & B. Carbonnelle. 2004b. Aquatic plants stimulate the growth of and biofilm formation by Mycobacterium ulcerans in axenic culture and harbor these bacteria in the environment. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 70:1097-1103.

Marston, B.J., M.O. Diallo, C.R. Horsburgh Jr., I. Diomande, M. Z. Saki, J. Kanga, G. Patrice, H.B. Lipman, S.M. Ostroff & R.C. Good. 1995. Emergence of Buruli ulcer disease in the Daloa region of Cote D'ivoire. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 52: 219-224.

Meyers, W.M. 1995. Mycobacterial infections of the skin. In Tropical pathology, chapter 9, pp. 291-377. (W. Doerr & G. Seifert, eds). Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg.

Meyers, W. M., W. M. Shelly, D. H. Connor, & E. K. Meyers. 1974. Human Mycobacterium ulcerans infections developing at sites of trauma to skin. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 23:919-923.

Mitchell, P.J., I.V. Jerrett, & K.J. Slee. 1984. Skin ulcers caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans in koalas near Bairnsdale, Australia. Pathology 16: 256-260.

Mve-Obiang, A., R. E. Lee, E. S. Umstot, K. A. Trott, T. C. Grammer, J. M. Parker, B. S. Ranger, R. Grainge, & P.L.C. Small. 200x. Discovery of a plasmid-encoded mycolactone toxin in Mycobacterium liflandii, a pathogen of Xenopus laboratory colonies (In review).

Palomino, J. C., A. M. Obiang, L. Realini, W. M. Meyers, and F. Portaels. 1998. Effect of Oxygen on Growth of Mycobacterium ulcerans in the BACTEC System. J. Clin. Microbiol. 36:3420-3422.

Palomino, J. C., & F. Portaels. 1998. Effects of Decontamination Methods and Culture Conditions on Viability of Mycobacterium ulcerans in the BACTEC System. J. Clin. Microbiol. 36:402-408.

Portaels, F. 1989. Epidémiologie des ulcères à Mycobacterium ulcerans. Ann. Soc. Belg. Méd. Trop. 69: 91-103.

Portaels, F. 1995. Epidemiology of mycobacterial diseases. Clin. Dermatol. 13:207-222.

Portaels, F., P. Elsen, A. Guimaraes-Peres, P. Fonteyne & W.M. Meyers. 1999. Insects in the transmission of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection. The Lancet 353: 986.

Portaels, F., K. Chemlal, P. Elsen, P. D. R. Johnson, J. A. Hayman, J. Hibble, R. Kirkwood & W. M. Meyers. 2001. Mycobacterium ulcerans in wild animals. Rev. sci. tech. Off. Int. Epiz. 20: 252-264.

Portaels, F., K. Chemlal, A. Ablordey, M. Debacker, A. Guedenon, P. A. Fonteyne, C. R. Johnson, R. Kotlowski, A. Martin, W. M. Meyers, C. Uwizeye, C. Zinsou, and P. Elsen. 2004. Rate of detection of environmental Mycobacterium ulcerans has spatiotemporal predictive value for Buruli ulcer disease in endemic and nonendemic foci in Benin. (Submitted for publication).

Radford, A.J. 1974. Mycobacterium ulcerans infection in Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea Med.J.,17:145-149.

Radford, A. J. 1975. Mycobacterium ulcerans in Australia. Aust. N.Z. J. Med. 5:162-169.

Revill, W.D.L., R.H. Morrow, W. Parson, J.W.M. Kiryabwire. 1972. Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer). In Medicine in a tropical environment (A.G. Shaper, J.W. Kibukamusoke M.S.R. Hutt, eds). British Medical Association, London, 19-31.

Roberts, B. & R. Hirst. 1997. Immunomagnetic separation and PCR for detection of Mycobacterium ulcerans. J Clin. Microbiol. 35: 2709-2711.

Ross, B. C., L. Marino, F. Oppedisano, R. Edwards, R. M. Robins-Browne & P. D. R. Johnson. 1997. Development of a PCR assay for rapid diagnosis of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 35: 1696-1700.

Scott, J. T., R. C. Johnson, J. Aguiar, M. Debacker, L. Kestens, A. Guedenon, B. Gryseels, & F. Portaels. 2004. Schistosoma haematobium infection and Buruli ulcer. Emerg. Infect Dis. 10:551-552.Steinert, M., K. Birkness, E. White, B. Fields & F. Quinn. 1998. Mycobacterium avium Bacilli grow saprozoically in coculture with Acanthamoeba polyphaga and survive within cyst walls. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 64: 2256-2261.

Stienstra, Y., T. S. van der Werf, W. van der Graaf, W. E. Secor, S. L. Kihlstrom, K. M. Dobos, K. Asamoa, E. Quarshi, S. Etuaful, E. Y. Klutse, & C. H. King. 2004. Buruli ucler and schistosomiasis: no association found. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 71:318-321

Stinear, T., J. K. Davies, G. A. Jenkin, J. A. Hayman, F. Oppedisano & P. D. R. Johnson. 2000. Identification of Mycobacterium ulcerans in the environment from regions in Southeast Australia in which it is endemic with sequence capture-PCR. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 66: 3206-3213.

Thangaraj, H.S., M.R.W. Evans & M.H. Wansbrough-Jones. 1999. Mycobacterium ulcerans: Buruli ulcer. Trans. Royal Soc. Trop. Med. and Hyg. 93: 337-340.

Uganda Buruli Group. 1971. Epidemiology of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer) at Kinyara, Uganda, 1971. Trans. Royal Soc. Trop. Med. and Hyg.  65: 763-775.

van der Werf, T. S., T. Stinear, Y. Stienstra, W. van der Graaf, & P. L. Small. 2003. Mycobacterium ulcerans disease: an update. Lancet 362:1062-1064.

Veitch, M.G.K., P.D.R. Johnson, P.E. Flood, D.E. Leslie, A.C. Street & J.A. Hayman.  1997. A large localized outbreak of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection on a temperate southern Australian island. Epidimiol. Infect. 119: 313-318.

WHO (World Health Organization). 2000. Buruli ulcer: Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (K. Asiedu, R. Scherpbier & M. Raviglione, eds). WHOICDS/CPE/GBUI/1. WHO, Geneva, 118 pp.

WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Buruli ulcer: Diagnosis of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease. A manual for health care providers. Portaels, F., P. Johnson, W.M. Meyers (eds). WHO/CDS/GBUI/2001: 92p.

WHO (World Health Organization). 2004a. Report of the World Health Organization 7th Advisory Group Meeting on Buruli ulcer, 8-11 March 2004, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.. 

WHO. (World Health Organization ) 2004b. Resolution WHA57.1. Surveillance and control of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease (Buruli ulcer) In: Fifty-Seventh World Health Assembly, Geneva, World Health Organization, Geneva.

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