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Buruli ulcer

 

Definition: an ulcer of the skin, with widespread necrosis of subcutaneous fat, due to infection with Mycobacterium ulcerans; occurs in Uganda in persons living on the Nile river banks.

[Buruli, district in Uganda]

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