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Dr. Kennedy A Buruli ulcer is caused by infection with a member of the family of bacteria that causes tuberculosis and leprosy - the bacterium Mycobacterium ulcerans - that starts as a painless swelling in the skin, most commonly in the limbs (the arms and legs) and causes severely deforming ulcers. Complications include loss of organs such as the eye and breast, amputation of limbs and other permanent disabilities.

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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