Haemophilus ducreyi Associated with Skin Ulcers among Children, Solomon Islands.


Marks, M; Chi, KH; Vahi, V; Pillay, A; Sokana, O; Pavluck, A; Mabey, DC; Chen, CY; Solomon, AW; (2014) Haemophilus ducreyi Associated with Skin Ulcers among Children, Solomon Islands. Emerging infectious diseases, 20 (10). pp. 1705-7. ISSN 1080-6040 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2010.140573

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Abstract

During a survey of yaws prevalence in the Solomon Islands, we collected samples from skin ulcers of 41 children. Using PCR, we identified Haemophilus ducreyi infection in 13 (32%) children. PCR-positive and PCR-negative ulcers were phenotypically indistinguishable. Emergence of H. ducreyi as a cause of nongenital ulcers may affect the World Health Organization's yaws eradication program.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
Research Centre: Centre for Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health (MARCH)
Neglected Tropical Diseases Network
PubMed ID: 25271477
Web of Science ID: 342525200013
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/2006373

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