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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of two Ghanaian neonates with Buruli ulcer disease

From: Providing insight into the incubation period of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease: two case reports

Characteristic Patient 1 Patient 2
Community/region Ejisu, Ashanti Atwima Nwabiagya, Ashanti
Mode and location of delivery Vaginally, hospital Vaginal, home
BCG vaccination Yes Yes
Lesion site Chest and neck Left gluteus, left neck
Type of lesion, WHO category Edema/ulcer, category 2 Ulcer, category 3 (on account of multiple lesions)
Age (in days) when lesion was first seen 14 days 4 days
Age of neonate at PCR confirmation of BU 5 weeks 4 weeks
Use of topical herbs Yes Yes
Temperature 36.3 °C 37.9 °C
Ulcer healing by end of antibiotic treatment Yes Yes
Development of contracture Yes, corrective surgery planned Yes, corrective surgery planned
Organism causing secondary bacterial infection of ulcer Staphylococcus aureus Escherichia coli
  1. BCG Bacille Calmette-Guérin, BU Buruli ulcer, PCR Polymerase chain reaction, WHO World Health Organization