Thursday, 5 January 2017

Video: Buruli Ulcer (Graphic Images)


Buruli Ulcer(❌❌❌VERY GRAPHIC IMAGES)
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📚📚 Infection leads to extensive destruction of skin and soft tissue with the formation of large ulcers usually on the legs or arms.
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Patients who are not treated early often suffer long-term functional disability such as restriction of joint movement.
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Early diagnosis and treatment are vital in preventing such disabilities.
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Buruli ulcer occurs most frequently among people who live or work close to rivers and slow- moving bodies of water.
Activities that take place near water bodies, such as farming, are risk factors, and wearing protective clothing appears to reduce the risk of the disease.
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The reasons for the growing spread of BU remain unclear.
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All ages and sexes are affected, but most patients are among children under 15 years.
The disease can affect any part of the body, about 90% of the cases are on the limbs, with nearly 60% of all lesions on the lower limbs.
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Unlike tuberculosis (TB), there is no evidence to suggest that infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) predisposes individuals to BU infection.
There is also no evidence that the disease can be transmitted from person to person.
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