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Title: Epidemiology of Haemophilus ducreyi Infections
Author: González-Beiras, Camila
Marks, Michael
Chen, Cheng Y.
Roberts, Sally
Mitjà Villar, Oriol
Keywords: Bacteris
Epidemiologia
Úlceres
Bacteria
Epidemiology
Ulcers
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2016
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Abstract: The global epidemiology of Haemophilus ducreyi infections is poorly documented because of difficulties in confirming microbiological diagnoses. We evaluated published data on the proportion of genital and nongenital skin ulcers caused by H. ducreyi before and after introduction of syndromic management for genital ulcer disease (GUD). Before 2000, the proportion of GUD caused by H. ducreyi ranged from 0.0% to 69.0% (35 studies in 25 countries). After 2000, the proportion ranged from 0.0% to 15.0% (14 studies in 13 countries). In contrast, H. ducreyi has been recently identified as a causative agent of skin ulcers in children in the tropical regions; proportions ranged from 9.0% to 60.0% (6 studies in 4 countries). We conclude that, although here has been a sustained reduction in the proportion of GUD caused by H. ducreyi, this bacterium is increasingly recognized as a major cause of nongenital cutaneous ulcers
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2201.150425
It is part of: Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2016, vol. 22, num. 1
Related resource: http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2201.150425
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/96732
ISSN: 1080-6040
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