Buruli ulcer

Dr Christian R. Johnson

Nationality: Beninese

E-mail: rochjohnson@yahoo.fr

Present position

  • Coordinator, National Buruli ulcer Control Programme, Ministry of Health, Benin

Areas of expertise/interest

  • Communicable disease control and surveillance
  • Organization of health service delivery
  • Programme planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Capacity development
  • Operational research

Recent publications

  • Stienstra Y, van Roest MH, van Wezel MJ, Wiersma IC, Hospers IC, Dijkstra PU, Johnson RC, Ampadu EO, Gbovi J, Zinsou C, Etuaful S, Klutse EY, van der Graaf WT, van der Werf TS. Factors associated with functional limitations and subsequent employment or schooling in Buruli ulcer patients. Trop Med Int Health. 2005 Dec;10(12):1251-7. [Abstract]
  • van der Werf TS, Stienstra Y, Johnson RC, Phillips R, Adjei O, Fleischer B, Wansbrough-Jones MH, Johnson PD, Portaels F, van der Graaf WT, Asiedu K. Mycobacterium ulcerans disease. Bull World Health Organ.2005 Oct;83(10):785-91. [Abstract]
  • Johnson RC, Sopoh GE, Boko M, Zinsou C, Gbovi J, Makoutode M, Portaels F. Distribution of Mycobacterium ulcerans (Buruli ulcer) in the district of Lalo in Benin. Trop Med Int Health. 2005 Sep;10(9):863-71 [Abstract/Free full text]
  • Stienstra Y, Dijkstra PU, Van Wezel MJ, Van Roest MH, Beets M, Zijlstra I, Johnson RC, Ampadu EO, Gbovi J, Zinsou C, Etuaful S, Klutse EY, Van der Graaf WT, Van der Werf TS. Reliability and validity of the Buruli ulcer functional limitation score questionnaire. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2005 Apr;72(4):449-52 [Abstract/Free full text]
  • Johnson RC, Makoutode M, Sopoh GE, Elsen P, Gbovi J, Pouteau LH, Meyers WM, Boko M, Portaels F. Buruli ulcer distribution in Benin. Emerg Infect Dis 2005 Mar;11(3):500-1
  • Johnson RC, Makoutode M, Hougnihin R, Guedenon A, Ifebe D, Boko M, Portaels F. Traditional treatment for Buruli ulcer in Benin. Med Trop (Mars). 2004;64(2):145-50. [Abstract]
  • Josse R, Tanimomo-Kledjo B, Johnson RC, Guedenon A, Anagonou S, Portaels F. Buruli ulcer in 2004. Med Trop (Mars). 2004;64(2):133-5.
  • Scott JT, Johnson RC, Aguiar J, Debacker M, Kestens L, Guedenon A, Gryseels B, Portaels F. Schistosoma haematobium infection and Buruli ulcer. Emerg Infect Dis. 2004 Mar;10(3):551-2.
  • Stienstra Y, Dijkstra PU, Guedenon A, Johnson RC, Ampadu EO, Mensah T, Klutse EY, Etuaful S, Deepak S, Van Der Graaf WT, Van Der Werf TS. Development of a questionnaire assessing Buruli ulcer-induced functional limitation. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2004 Mar;70(3):318-22. [Abstract/Free full text]
  • Johnson RC, Ifebe D, Hans-Moevi A, Kestens L, Houessou R, Guedenon A, Meyers WM, Portaels F. Disseminated Mycobacterium ulcerans disease in an HIV-positive patient: a case study. AIDS. 2002 Aug 16;16(12):1704-5.
  • Eddyani M, Fraga AG, Schmitt F, Uwizeye C, Fissette K, Johnson C, Aguiar J, Sopoh G, Barogui Y, Meyers WM, Pedrosa J, Portaels F. Fine-needle aspiration, an efficient sampling technique for bacteriological diagnosis of nonulcerative Buruli ulcer. J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Jun;47(6):1700-4. Epub 2009 Apr 22. [Abstract/Free full text]
  • Dossou AD, Sopoh GE, Johnson CR, Barogui YT, Affolabi D, Anagonou SY, Zohoun T, Portaels F, Asiedu K. Management of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection in a pregnant woman in Benin using rifampicin and clarithromycin. Med J Aust. 2008 Nov 3;189(9):532-3. [Abstract/Free full text]
  • Eddyani M, Debacker M, Martin A, Aguiar J, Johnson CR, Uwizeye C, Fissette K, Portaels F. J Primary culture of Mycobacterium ulcerans from human tissue specimens after storage in semisolid transport medium. Clin Microbiol. 2008 Jan;46(1):69-72. Epub 2007 Nov 7. [Abstract/Free full text]
  • Chauty A, Ardant MF, Adeye A, Euverte H, Guédénon A, Johnson C, Aubry J, Nuermberger E, Grosset J. Promising clinical efficacy of streptomycin-rifampin combination for treatment of buruli ulcer (Mycobacterium ulcerans disease). Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2007 Nov;51(11):4029-35. Epub 2007 May 25. [Abstract/Free full text]
  • Marsollier L, Deniaux E, Brodin P, Marot A, Wondje CM, Saint-André JP, Chauty A, Johnson C, Tekaia F, Yeramian E, Legras P, Carbonnelle B, Reysset G, Eyangoh S, Milon G, Cole ST, Aubry J. Protection against Mycobacterium ulcerans lesion development by exposure to aquatic insect saliva. PLoS Med. 2007 Feb;4(2):e64. [Abstract/Free full text]
  • Knipper P, Zilliox R, Johnson C, Antoine P. Buruli disease and plastic surgery [Article in French]. Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 2004 Jun;49(3):265-72. [Abstract/Free full text]
  • Aujoulat I, Johnson C, Zinsou C, Guédénon A, Portaels F. Psychosocial aspects of health seeking behaviours of patients with Buruli ulcer in southern Benin. Trop Med Int Health. 2003 Aug;8(8):750-9. [Abstract/Free full text]