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Towards Rational Use of Antibiotics for Suspected Secondary Infections in Buruli Ulcer Patients

  • Yves T. Barogui,

    Affiliations: Programme National de Lutte Contre la Lèpre et l'Ulcère de Buruli, Ministère de la Santé, Cotonou, Bénin, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases, Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • Sandor Klis,

    Affiliation: University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases, Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • Honoré Sourou Bankolé,

    Affiliation: Département de Génie de Biologie Humaine, Ecole polytechnique de l'Université d'Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou, Bénin

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  • Ghislain E. Sopoh,

    Affiliation: Programme National de Lutte Contre la Lèpre et l'Ulcère de Buruli, Ministère de la Santé, Cotonou, Bénin

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  • Solomon Mamo,

    Affiliation: Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Surgery, Agogo, Ghana

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  • Lamine Baba-Moussa,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire de biologie et de typage moléculaire en microbiologie, département de biochimie et biologie cellulaire, Faculté des sciences et techniques, Université d'Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou, Bénin

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  • Willem L. Manson,

    Affiliation: University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Medical Microbiology, Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • Roch Christian Johnson,

    Affiliation: Fondation Raoul Follereau, Cotonou, Bénin

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  • Tjip S. van der Werf,

    Affiliation: University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases, Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • Ymkje Stienstra mail

    y.stienstra@umcg.nl

    Affiliation: University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases, Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • Published: January 24, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002010

About the Authors

Yves T. Barogui, Ghislain E. Sopoh
Programme National de Lutte Contre la Lèpre et l'Ulcère de Buruli, Ministère de la Santé, Cotonou, Bénin
Yves T. Barogui, Sandor Klis, Tjip S. van der Werf, Ymkje Stienstra
University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases, Groningen, The Netherlands
Honoré Sourou Bankolé
Département de Génie de Biologie Humaine, Ecole polytechnique de l'Université d'Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou, Bénin
Solomon Mamo
Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Surgery, Agogo, Ghana
Lamine Baba-Moussa
Laboratoire de biologie et de typage moléculaire en microbiologie, département de biochimie et biologie cellulaire, Faculté des sciences et techniques, Université d'Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou, Bénin
Willem L. Manson
University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Medical Microbiology, Groningen, The Netherlands
Roch Christian Johnson
Fondation Raoul Follereau, Cotonou, Bénin

Corresponding Author

Email: y.stienstra@umcg.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YTB SK GES WLM RCJ TSW YS. Performed the experiments: YTB HSB GES SM LBM. Analyzed the data: YTB SK WLM YS. Wrote the paper: YTB HSB GES SM LBM SK GES WLM RCJ TSW YS.