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Definition of Mycobacterium ulcerans

Mycobacterium ulcerans: The bacterium that causes Buruli ulcer. Mycobacterium ulcerans is a member of the family of bacteria that causes tuberculosis and leprosy.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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