8 Results For "buruli ulcer"
 
HIV/AIDS

Clinical features and management of a severe paradoxical reaction associated with combined treatment of Buruli ulcer and HIV co-infection

In this case we present a severe paradoxical reaction occurring after commencing antibiotic treatment for BU combined with antiretroviral therapy for HIV, and describe its clinical features and management. This includes to our knowledge the first reported use of prednisolone in Africa to manage a severe paradoxical reaction related to BU treatment. Journal article - 30 Jul 2014
 
Cameroon - Buruli Ulcer sensitization week
Cameroon

"We're in the process of writing a page of medical history"

After 12 years of involvement in the treatment of Buruli ulcer in Akonolinga, Cameroon, MSF has completed the handover of some of its activities to the Ministry of Health. Voices from the Field - 14 Jul 2014
 
Cameroon - Buruli Ulcer sensitization week
HIV/AIDS

Impact of HIV on the Severity of Buruli Ulcer Disease: Results of a Retrospective Study in Cameroon

HIV-positive patients are at higher risk for Buruli Ulcer. HIV-induced immunosuppression appears to have an impact on Buruli Ulcer clinical presentation and disease evolution. Journal article - 26 Apr 2014
 
Buruli ulcer

The urgent need for clinical, diagnostic and operational research for management of Buruli ulcer in Africa

This paper outlines key areas for clinical, diagnostic, and operational research on Buruli Ulcer in Africa and proposes a research agenda. Journal article - 2 Dec 2013
 
Cameroon

Raising awareness about Buruli ulcer

In the town of Akonolinga, in Cameroon, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been treating patients for Buruli ulcer for the past ten years. Project Update - 16 Nov 2012
 
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Cholera

Cholera epidemic - MSF supports overwhelmed local health authorities

A cholera epidemic has spread across all districts of Cameroon’s economic capital, Douala, home to 2.1 million people. The epidemic, which was officially declared 14 months ago, in September 2010, has peaked and troughed a number of times. In March and April, during the short rainy season, cholera peaked with an average of 120 cases per week. But since September the number of cases has been increasing further, with more than 400 cases per week reported in mid-October. Project Update - 28 Nov 2011
 
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Project Update

'Top Ten' humanitarian crises: Aid blocked and diseases neglected

Civilians attacked, bombed, and cut off from aid in Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), along with stagnant funding for treating HIV/AIDS and ongoing neglect of other diseases, were among the worst emergencies in 2009, the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reported today in its annual list of the "Top Ten" humanitarian crises. Press Release - 21 Dec 2009
 
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Cameroon

Critical nutritional situation for Central African refugees entering Cameroon

Mortality rates and the medical and nutritional situation among the refugees that have been entering Cameroon for over a year have exceeded emergency thresholds. In response to this situation, MSF has begun targeted food distribution to meet the vital needs of this vulnerable population. Now more than ever, it is essential for humanitarian actors to mobilise as quickly as possible. Press Release - 31 Jul 2007
Cholera intervention in South Kivu
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