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  • Buruli ulcer is a skin disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium ulcerans.
  • The toxins made by the bacteria destroy skin cells, small blood vessels and the fat under the skin, which causes ulceration and skin loss.
  • Since the ulcer gets bigger with time, early diagnosis and prompt treatment can minimise skin loss. 

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Reviewed on: 21-10-2018