MJA Podcast - Buruli Ulcer, with A/Prof D. O'Brien


Mycobacterium ulcerans causes an infectious disease known internationally as Buruli ulcer, and also as Bairnsdale ulcer or Daintree ulcer in Australia. 

Understanding risk factors is key to defining the source and transmission route of Mycobacterium ulcerans, causing severe destructive lesions of skin and soft tissue, resulting in significant morbidity, in attributable mortality and often in long term disability and cosmetic deformity.

20 min Podcast



Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn about the prevalence and diagnosis of Buruli ulcer 
  2. Explain why it is important not to disregard an initial negative test result
  3. Name and elaborate on treatment option and most likely outcomes


Buruli ulcer, Bairnsdale, Daintree ulcer, diagnosis, negative test results, treatment option, transmission 

Medical Audience
GP, GP Registrar, Specialist, Doctor in Training (DIT), Medical Student, International Medical Graduate, Overseas Trained Doctor


Medical Journal of Australia
0h : 20m
MBA - CPD: 1h : 0m
Infectious Diseases

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