Why Buruli ulcers look worse before they get better
With more cases emerging, all GPs will want to know more about how to treat this disease
Dr Lyn-li Lim
Dr Daniel Clayton-Chubb
14th March 2019
Figure 1. Initially, the ulcer had a classic undermined punched-out appearance.
April, aged 21, presents to her GP with a two-month history of a non-healing leg ulcer.
She is otherwise well and her only medication is the combined oral contraceptive pill.
April had visited Phillip Island four months prior to this presentation.