Etiological Characterization of the Cutaneous Ulcer Syndrome in Papua New Guinea Using Shotgun Metagenomics

Marc Noguera-Julian, Camila González-Beiras, Mariona Parera, Maria Ubals, August Kapa, Roger Paredes, Oriol Mitjà

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    Abstract

    ©The Author(s) 2018. Treponema pallidum subsp pertenue and Haemophilus ducreyi are causative agents of cutaneous ulcer (CU) in yaws-endemic regions in the tropics. However, a significant proportion of CU patients remain polymerase chain reaction (PCR) negative for both bacterial agents. We aimed to identify potential additional etiological agents of CU in a yaws-endemic region.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)482-489
    JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
    Volume68
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

    Keywords

    • Haemophilus ducreyi
    • Metagenomics
    • Skin ulcer
    • Treponema pallidum
    • Yaws

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