Buruli ulcer

Professor Françoise Portaels

Nationality: Belgian

E-mail: portaels@itg.be

Present position

  • Head, Mycobacteriology Unit, Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium

Areas of expertise/interest

  • Microbiology and epidemiology

Recent publications

  • McGann H, Stragier P, Portaels F, Gascoyne Binzi D, Collyns T, Lucas S, Mawer D. Buruli ulcer in United kingdom tourist returning from latin america. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Nov;15(11):1827-9. [Abstract/Free full text]
  • Suykerbuyk P, Wambacq J, Phanzu DM, Haruna H, Nakazawa Y, Ooms K, Kamango K, Stragier P, Singa JN, Ekwanzala F, De Herdt E, De Maeyer P, Kestens L, Portaels F. Persistence of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease (Buruli Ulcer) in the historical focus of Kasongo Territory, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2009 Nov;81(5):888-94. [Abstract/Free full text]
  • Silva MT, Portaels F, Pedrosa J. Pathogenetic mechanisms of the intracellular parasite Mycobacterium ulcerans leading to Buruli ulcer. Lancet Infect Dis. 2009 Nov;9(11):699-710. [Abstract/Free full text]
  • Ortiz RH, Leon DA, Estevez HO, Martin A, Herrera JL, Romo LF, Portaels F, Pando RH. Differences in virulence and immune response induced in a murine model by isolates of Mycobacterium ulcerans from different geographic areas. Clin Exp Immunol. 2009 Aug;157(2):271-81. [Abstract/Free full text]
  • Kibadi K, Boelaert M, Kayinua M, Minuku JB, Muyembe-Tamfum JJ, Portaels F, Lefèvre P. Therapeutic itineraries of patients with ulcerated forms of Mycobacterium ulcerans (Buruli ulcer) disease in a rural health zone in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Trop Med Int Health. 2009 Sep;14(9):1110-6. Epub 2009 Jun 26. [Abstract/Free full text]
  • 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]
  • Huygen K, Adjei O, Affolabi D, Bretzel G, Demangel C, Fleischer B, Johnson RC, Pedrosa J, Phanzu DM, Phillips RO, Pluschke G, Siegmund V, Singh M, van der Werf TS, Wansbrough-Jones M, >Portaels F. Buruli ulcer disease: prospects for a vaccine. Med Microbiol Immunol. 2009 May;198(2):69-77. Epub 2009 Feb 7. [Abstract/Free full text]
  • Kibadi K, Panda M, Tamfum JJ, Fraga AG, Longatto Filho A, Anyo G, Pedrosa J, Nakazawa Y, Suykerbuyk P, Meyers WM, Portaels F. New foci of Buruli ulcer, Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo. Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Nov;14(11):1790-2. [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]