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The author reports a case of pleuritis associated with a large homolateral Buruli thorax ulcer in a nine-year old female patient, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Smears on Ziehl-Neelsen revealed acid-alcohol-resistant bacilli. The pathological histology confirmed a Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer). The treatment was surgical (excision-dressing-grafting) associated to antibiotic therapy (Rifater, Pyrazynamide, and Myambutol). After six years of follow up, no relapse was observed.

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K Kibadi. Mycobacterium ulcerans infection treated by Rifater, pyrazynamide, Myambutol, and surgery: a case report with a 6-year follow-up]. Médecine et maladies infectieuses. 2008 Mar;38(3):156-8

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PMID: 18079081

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