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doi: 10.1097/QAD.0b013e3282f7690a
Research Letters

Association of HIV infection and Mycobacterium ulcerans disease in Benin

Johnson, Roch Ca; Nackers, Fabienneb; Glynn, Judith Rc; de Biurrun Bakedano, Elisae; Zinsou, Claudea,d; Aguiar, Juliad; Tonglet, Renéb; Portaels, Françoisee

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Abstract

We investigated the association between Buruli ulcer and HIV by comparing the HIV-1/2 seroprevalence in a series of 426 Buruli ulcer patients and a sample of 613 residents of southern Benin. The overall HIV prevalence was 2.6% (11/426) among patients and 0.3% among controls (2/613), giving an odds ratio for the association between HIV and Buruli ulcer of 8.1 (95% confidence interval = 1.8–75; P = 0.003).

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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