Limits...
Buruli ulcer in Gabon, 2001-2010.

Ngoa UA, Adzoda GK, Louis BM, Adegnika AA, Lell B - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2012)

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED EXCERPT
Please rate it.

The patient was a European woman who sought care at a hospital in Lambaréné for a painless upper arm nodule, which evolved into a plaque and then an extensive ulcer... Since 2007, patient information has been recorded on a BU-02 form, designed by the World Health Organization to register and report cases of Buruli ulcer... We checked the hospital registry and patient records from 2001 through 2010 to identify probable cases of Buruli ulcer on the basis of clinical appearance and response to treatment... During 2001–2010, the number of patients admitted to surgical wards because of suspected Buruli ulcer ranged from 5 to 40 per year (average 25 patients/year) (Figure)... Despite moderate variability from year to year, the number of cases over the years increased (χ for trend, p = 0.003), which could be associated with increased awareness of the disease... During 2007–2010, detailed clinical information from BU-02 forms was available for 77 patients... PCR results were available for 57 patients and confirmed the diagnosis for 39... Depending on the type of lesion, the length of hospitalization ranged from 1 to 352 days (median 31 days)... The longest hospitalization was almost 1 year; the patient was a child who had severe lesions and lived in conditions in which adequate wound care and follow-up after hospital discharge were unlikely... A national survey of hospital registration data in 2005 detected 3 cases in Ngounie Province in southern Gabon and 5 cases in Woleu-Ntem Province in northern Gabon... All cases are thought to have been acquired locally, thus establishing the existence of 2 previously unknown foci (U... Ateba Ngoa et al., unpub. data)... Buruli ulcer has a strong economic effect on the community and health facilities... For example, in 2010, management of the disease at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital cost an estimated 554–1,660 euros per person, not including drug costs.

Show MeSH

Related in: MedlinePlus

Number (line) and prevalence (in parentheses) of Buruli ulcer cases, Gabon, 2001–2010.
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection


getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3376789&req=5

Figure 1: Number (line) and prevalence (in parentheses) of Buruli ulcer cases, Gabon, 2001–2010.

Mentions: During 2001–2010, the number of patients admitted to surgical wards because of suspected Buruli ulcer ranged from 5 to 40 per year (average 25 patients/year) (Figure). Despite moderate variability from year to year, the number of cases over the years increased (χ2 for trend, p = 0.003), which could be associated with increased awareness of the disease. The variability was not caused by changes in the number of patients hospitalized.


Buruli ulcer in Gabon, 2001-2010.

Ngoa UA, Adzoda GK, Louis BM, Adegnika AA, Lell B - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2012)

Number (line) and prevalence (in parentheses) of Buruli ulcer cases, Gabon, 2001–2010.
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3376789&req=5

Figure 1: Number (line) and prevalence (in parentheses) of Buruli ulcer cases, Gabon, 2001–2010.
Mentions: During 2001–2010, the number of patients admitted to surgical wards because of suspected Buruli ulcer ranged from 5 to 40 per year (average 25 patients/year) (Figure). Despite moderate variability from year to year, the number of cases over the years increased (χ2 for trend, p = 0.003), which could be associated with increased awareness of the disease. The variability was not caused by changes in the number of patients hospitalized.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED EXCERPT
Please rate it.

The patient was a European woman who sought care at a hospital in Lambaréné for a painless upper arm nodule, which evolved into a plaque and then an extensive ulcer... Since 2007, patient information has been recorded on a BU-02 form, designed by the World Health Organization to register and report cases of Buruli ulcer... We checked the hospital registry and patient records from 2001 through 2010 to identify probable cases of Buruli ulcer on the basis of clinical appearance and response to treatment... During 2001–2010, the number of patients admitted to surgical wards because of suspected Buruli ulcer ranged from 5 to 40 per year (average 25 patients/year) (Figure)... Despite moderate variability from year to year, the number of cases over the years increased (χ for trend, p = 0.003), which could be associated with increased awareness of the disease... During 2007–2010, detailed clinical information from BU-02 forms was available for 77 patients... PCR results were available for 57 patients and confirmed the diagnosis for 39... Depending on the type of lesion, the length of hospitalization ranged from 1 to 352 days (median 31 days)... The longest hospitalization was almost 1 year; the patient was a child who had severe lesions and lived in conditions in which adequate wound care and follow-up after hospital discharge were unlikely... A national survey of hospital registration data in 2005 detected 3 cases in Ngounie Province in southern Gabon and 5 cases in Woleu-Ntem Province in northern Gabon... All cases are thought to have been acquired locally, thus establishing the existence of 2 previously unknown foci (U... Ateba Ngoa et al., unpub. data)... Buruli ulcer has a strong economic effect on the community and health facilities... For example, in 2010, management of the disease at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital cost an estimated 554–1,660 euros per person, not including drug costs.

Show MeSH
Related in: MedlinePlus