Volume 85, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Buruli ulcer is a tropical skin disease caused by . Its mode of transmission is not yet clearly understood. We report here a cutaneous ulcer in a European traveler in South America resulting from a coinfection detected specifically for and DNA with real-time polymerase chain reaction. This observation of a unique cutaneous ulcer raises the issue about possible modes of transmission of those two pathogens by the same vector.


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  • Received : 04 Mar 2011
  • Accepted : 01 Jun 2011
  • Published online : 01 Nov 2011

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