Mycobacterial Diseases

Mycobacterial Diseases
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Pius Agbenorku

Pius Agbenorku
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, School of Medical Sciences, College of Health Sciences,

  • Review Article
    Mycobacterium ulcerans Disease of the Face: The Fate of the Victims
    Author(s): Pius Agbenorku and Paul SaundersonPius Agbenorku and Paul Saunderson

    Mycobacterium ulcerans disease (MUD), often called Buruli ulcer (BU), can result in severe disabling of affected persons. It affects all parts of the body with the upper and lower extremities as the most affected areas. BU causes disabilities such as scarring, limb contractures, disfigurements, as well as a great deal of distress if it affects the face. Patients with BU of the face encounter both physical and psychological problems that make their living difficult. The disease on the face can cause loss of eyes, nose, lips, repositioning of facial features and destruction of other soft tissues of the face. This study aims to discuss the fate of persons with MUD of the face. Patients lives MUD of the face should be given physical, social, economic and emotional support. This form of support should span from health care providers, families and friends to enhance their quality of life. P.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-1068.1000133

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