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Buruli ulcer is a chronic bacterial infection causing necrosis of the skin and underlying tissue. It's caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium ulcerans, which produces a toxin known as mycolactone - this weakens the body’s immune response and is toxic to the cells, resulting in extensive tissue damage, ulceration and skin loss. If left untreated, this ulceration can extend to the nerves, blood vessels, muscles and even bone
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