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The "Buruli Score": Development of a Multivariable Prediction Model for Diagnosis of Mycobacterium ulcerans Infection in Individuals with Ulcerative Skin Lesions, Akonolinga, Cameroon

Published inPLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 10, no. 4, e0004593
Publication date2016
Abstract

Access to laboratory diagnosis can be a challenge for individuals suspected of Buruli Ulcer (BU). Our objective was to develop a clinical score to assist clinicians working in resource-limited settings for BU diagnosis.

Keywords
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged
  • 80 and over
  • Buruli Ulcer/diagnosis
  • Cameroon
  • Child
  • Child
  • Preschool
  • Decision Support Techniques
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant
  • Newborn
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Skin/pathology
  • Young Adult
Citation (ISO format)
MUELLER, Yolanda K et al. The ‘Buruli Score’: Development of a Multivariable Prediction Model for Diagnosis of Mycobacterium ulcerans Infection in Individuals with Ulcerative Skin Lesions, Akonolinga, Cameroon. In: PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2016, vol. 10, n° 4, p. e0004593. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004593
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ISSN of the journal1935-2727
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