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Free Content Therapeutic itineraries of patients with ulcerated forms of Mycobacterium ulcerans (Buruli ulcer) disease in a rural health zone in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Objective  To describe lay perceptions of the ulcerated forms of Mycobacterium ulcerans, commonly called Buruli ulcer (BU), and therapeutic itineraries of BU patients in a rural area of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Keywords: Buruli ulcer; Democratic Republic of Congo; Mycobacterium ulcerans; República Democrática del Congo; République Démocratique du Congo; comportamiento de búsqueda de salud; comportement de recours à la santé; disease perception; health seeking behaviour; itinerarios terapéuticos; itinéraires thérapeutiques; percepción de la enfermedad; perception de la maladie; therapeutic itineraries; ulcère de Buruli; úlcera de Buruli

Language: English

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1:  Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium 2:  General Reference Hospital of Nsona-Mpangu, Lower Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo 3:  Central Office of the Rural Health Zone of Nsona-Mpangu, Lower Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo 4:  Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale and University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Publication date: 2009-09-01

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