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dc.contributor.authorFrancis, GD
dc.contributor.authorWhitby, M
dc.contributor.authorWoods, M
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-20T00:01:55Z
dc.date.available2018-06-20T00:01:55Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.modified2007-08-07T03:50:41Z
dc.identifier.issn0025-729X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/13609
dc.description.abstractMycobacterium ulcerans is an environmental pathogen with a global geographic distribution and focal disease clusters. The World Health Organization considers M. ulcerans infection to be of increasing global importance, particularly in West Africa. In Australia, the clinical and pathological features were fully described in 1948, when the disease was named Bairnsdale ulcer.1 Since then, the number of cases has increased, and new focal areas continue to emerge around southern coastal Victoria.2 In Queensland, the disease is most frequently reported in the Mossman area (north of Cairns in north Queensland), where it is known as Daintree ulcer.3 However, the organism is probably more widely distributed. We describe four patients recently diagnosed with proven M. ulcerans infection in the Capricorn coast region of central Queensland (Box). The suspected epicentre of infection is around Yeppoon, approximately 1000 km south of Mossman.
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMedical Journal of Australia
dc.publisher.placeSydney
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.mja.com.au/journal/2006/185/3/mycobacterium-ulcerans-infection-rediscovered-focus-capricorn-coast-region
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom179
dc.relation.ispartofpageto180
dc.relation.ispartofedition7 August 2006
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMedical Journal of Australia
dc.relation.ispartofvolume185
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiomedical and clinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode32
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode52
dc.titleMycobacterium ulcerans infection: a rediscovered focus in the Capricorn coast region of central Queensland
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC3 - Articles (Letter/ Note)
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Medicine
gro.rights.copyrightFrancis GD, Whitby M and Woods M. Mycobacterium ulcerans infection: a rediscovered focus in the Capricorn Coast region of central Queensland. Med J Aust 2006; 185 (3): 179-180. © Copyright 2006 The Medical Journal of Australia – reproduced with permission.
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorFrancis, Glenn D.


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