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MJA Podcast - Buruli Ulcer, with A/Prof D. O'Brien

Description

Mycobacterium ulcerans causes an infectious disease known internationally as Buruli ulcer, and also as Bairnsdale ulcer or Daintree ulcer in Australia. 

Understanding risk factors is key to defining the source and transmission route of Mycobacterium ulcerans, causing severe destructive lesions of skin and soft tissue, resulting in significant morbidity, in attributable mortality and often in long term disability and cosmetic deformity.

Type
20 min Podcast

Accreditation
Self-directed

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn about the prevalence and diagnosis of Buruli ulcer 
  2. Explain why it is important not to disregard an initial negative test result
  3. Name and elaborate on treatment option and most likely outcomes

 

Focus
Buruli ulcer, Bairnsdale, Daintree ulcer, diagnosis, negative test results, treatment option, transmission 

 

Medical Journal of Australia
N/A
Podcast
0h : 20m
MBA: 0h : 20m
Infectious Diseases
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Pharmacist, Podiatrist, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner

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