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Buruli Ulcer Wound Care

Buruli Ulcer Wound Care

Project Lead(s)
Key Publications  
  1. Addison, N. O., Pfau, S., Koka, E., Aboagye, S. Y., Kpeli, G., Pluschke, G., . . . Junghanss, T. (2017). Assessing and managing wounds of Buruli ulcer patients at the primary and secondary health care levels in Ghana. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 11(2), e0005331. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0005331
  2. Koka, E., Yeboah-Manu, D., Okyere, D., Adongo, P. B., & Ahorlu, C. K. (2016). Cultural Understanding of Wounds, Buruli Ulcers and Their Management at the Obom Sub-district of the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10(7), e0004825. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0004825
  3. Kpeli, G., Buultjens, A. H., Giulieri, S., Owusu-Mireku, E., Aboagye, S. Y., Baines, S. L., . . . Stinear, T. (2017). Genomic analysis of ST88 community-acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Ghana. PeerJ, 5, e3047. doi:10.7717/peerj.3047
  4. Kpeli, G., Darko Otchere, I., Lamelas, A., Buultjens, A. L., Bulach, D., Baines, S. L., . . . Yeboah-Manu, D. (2016). Possible healthcare-associated transmission as a cause of secondary infection and population structure of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from two wound treatment centres in Ghana. New Microbes New Infect, 13, 92-101. doi:10.1016/j.nmni.2016.07.001
  5. Kpeli, G., Owusu-Mireku, E., Hauser, J., Pluschke, G., & Yeboah-Manu, D. (2017). Longitudinal assessment of the bacterial burden of buruli ulcer wounds during treatment. Biomedical and Biotechnology Research Journal (BBRJ), 1(1), 65-70. doi:10.4103/bbrj.bbrj_37_17
  6. Kpeli, G. S., & Yeboah-Manu, D. (2019). Secondary Infection of Buruli Ulcer Lesions. In G. Pluschke & K. Roltgen (Eds.), Buruli Ulcer: Mycobacterium Ulcerans Disease (pp. 227-239). Cham (CH).
  7. Yeboah-Manu, D., Kpeli, G. S., Ruf, M. T., Asan-Ampah, K., Quenin-Fosu, K., Owusu-Mireku, E., . . . Pluschke, G. (2013). Secondary bacterial infections of buruli ulcer lesions before and after chemotherapy with streptomycin and rifampicin. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7(5), e2191. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002191
Community Engagement Activities  
Internal Collaborator(s) 
Prof. Kwadwo Ansah Koram - NMIMR
External Collaborator(s) 
Prof. Gerd Pluschke , Swiss TPH
Dr. Janet Fyfe, VIDRL, Melbourne
Prof. Timothy Stinear, University of Melbourne
Dr. Ernestina Mensah Quinooh
Dr. Albert Paintstil, KBTH
Dr. Edwin Ampadu, NBUCP
Swiss TPH
Ghana Health Service
Heidelberg University Hospital
UBS Optimus Foundation
Kanton Basel-Stadt
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