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Perceptions on the Effectiveness of Treatment and the Timeline of Buruli Ulcer Influence Pre-Hospital Delay Reported by Healthy Individuals

  • Marike Alferink mail,

    m.alferink@umcg.nl

    Affiliations: University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Health Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands, University of Groningen, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Graduate School for Health Research SHARE, Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • Tjip S. van der Werf,

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

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  • Ghislain E. Sopoh,

    Affiliation: Programme de Lutte Contre la Lèpre et l'Ulcère de Buruli, Ministries of Health, Cotonou, Bénin

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  • Didier C. Agossadou,

    Affiliation: Programme de Lutte Contre la Lèpre et l'Ulcère de Buruli, Ministries of Health, Cotonou, Bénin

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  • Yves T. Barogui,

    Affiliation: Programme de Lutte Contre la Lèpre et l'Ulcère de Buruli, Ministries of Health, Cotonou, Bénin

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  • Frederic Assouto,

    Affiliation: Programme de Lutte Contre la Lèpre et l'Ulcère de Buruli, Ministries of Health, Cotonou, Bénin

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  • Chantal Agossadou,

    Affiliation: Programme de Lutte Contre la Lèpre et l'Ulcère de Buruli, Ministries of Health, Cotonou, Bénin

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  • Roy E. Stewart,

    Affiliation: University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Health Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • Ymkje Stienstra,

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

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  • Adelita V. Ranchor

    Affiliations: University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Health Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands, University of Groningen, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Graduate School for Health Research SHARE, Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • Published: January 17, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002014

About the Authors

Marike Alferink, Roy E. Stewart, Adelita V. Ranchor
University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Health Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands
Marike Alferink, Adelita V. Ranchor
University of Groningen, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Graduate School for Health Research SHARE, Groningen, The Netherlands
Tjip S. van der Werf, Ymkje Stienstra
University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Service, Groningen, The Netherlands
Ghislain E. Sopoh, Didier C. Agossadou, Yves T. Barogui, Frederic Assouto, Chantal Agossadou
Programme de Lutte Contre la Lèpre et l'Ulcère de Buruli, Ministries of Health, Cotonou, Bénin

Corresponding Author

Email: m.alferink@umcg.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AVR TSVDW DCA GES YTB YS FA CA MA. Performed the experiments: DCA GES YTB FA CA MA. Analyzed the data: RES AVR MA YS TSVDW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RES AVR. Wrote the paper: MA AVR TSVDW DCA RES GES YTB YS FA CA. Final approval of the manuscript to be published: AVR TSVDW DCA RES GES YTB YS FA CA.