Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Katharina Röltgen, Gerd Pluschke
    Pages 1-41 Open Access
  3. Earnest Njih Tabah, Christian R. Johnson, Horace Degnonvi, Gerd Pluschke, Katharina Röltgen
    Pages 43-60 Open Access
  4. Paul D. R. Johnson
    Pages 61-76 Open Access
  5. Pierre Couppié, Romain Blaizot, Camilla J. Velvin, Maylis Douine, Marine Combe, Mathieu Nacher et al.
    Pages 77-85 Open Access
  6. Koichi Suzuki, Yuqian Luo, Yuji Miyamoto, Chiaki Murase, Mariko Mikami-Sugawara, Rie R. Yotsu et al.
    Pages 87-105 Open Access
  7. Koen Vandelannoote, Miriam Eddyani, Andrew Buultjens, Timothy P. Stinear
    Pages 107-115 Open Access
  8. Laure Guenin-Macé, Marie-Thérèse Ruf, Gerd Pluschke, Caroline Demangel
    Pages 117-134 Open Access
  9. João Fevereiro, Alexandra G. Fraga, Jorge Pedrosa
    Pages 135-158 Open Access
  10. Miriam Bolz, Marie-Thérèse Ruf
    Pages 159-181 Open Access
  11. Katharina Röltgen, Israel Cruz, Joseph M. Ndung’u, Gerd Pluschke
    Pages 183-202 Open Access
  12. Till Frederik Omansen, Tjip S. van der Werf, Richard Odame Phillips
    Pages 203-220 Open Access
  13. Thomas Junghanss
    Pages 221-226 Open Access
  14. Grace Semabia Kpeli, Dorothy Yeboah-Manu
    Pages 227-239 Open Access
  15. Daniel P. O’Brien, Vanessa Christinet, Nathan Ford
    Pages 241-248 Open Access
  16. Susanna Hausmann-Muela, Ann-Marie Sevcsik
    Pages 273-287 Open Access

About this book


A major objective of this open access book is to summarize the current status of Buruli Ulcer (BU) research for the first time. It will identify gaps in our knowledge, stimulate research and support control of the disease by providing insight into approaches for surveillance, diagnosis, and treatment of Buruli Ulcer. Book chapters will cover the history, epidemiology diagnosis, treatment and disease burden of BU and provide insight into the microbiology, genomics, transmission and virulence of Mycobacterium ulcerans.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gerd Pluschke
    • 1
  • Katharina Röltgen
    • 2
  1. 1.Molecular ImmunologySwiss Tropical and Public Health InstituteBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Pathology Stanford University StanfordUSA

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