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May 27, 1974

Buruli Ulcer in New York City

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Dermatology, Cornell University Medical College, New York.

JAMA. 1974;228(9):1138-1139. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230340040028

Buruli ulcer, or infection with Mycobacterium ulcerans, is a chronic destructive lesion that is endemic in some parts of tropical Africa, New Guinea, Malaysia, and Australia, but it has not been acquired or transmitted in the United States. We report an example that appeared in a Nigerian physician while he was working in New York City.

(JAMA 228:1138-1139, 1974)