Abstract

<p>A 27-year-old male presented to an integrated health centre in a BU-endemic area in Cameroon with multiple lesions on the neck and upper chest. After acid-fast bacilli were observed in the wound exudates, the patient was diagnosed with BU and treated according to WHO guidelines. <a href="http://www.plosntds.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pntd.0001751#pntd-0001751-g001" target="_blank">Figure 1A</a> shows the patient on day 17 of BU treatment. The lesions healed following eight weeks of rifampicin/streptomycin combination therapy. <a href="http://www.plosntds.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pntd.0001751#pntd-0001751-g001" target="_blank">Figure 1B and C</a> show the patient 86 and 178 days after completion of BU treatment, respectively. Further laboratory analysis on the original wound exudates showed that the patient was suffering from TB as opposed to BU, and the appropriate long-term TB treatment was administered.</p

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