Buruli ulcer is a mycobacterial disease that involves patches of blood clots on the skin which when untreated leads to buruli ulcer. It is the third most common mycobacterial disease after tuberculosis and leprosy. Scientists are constantly investigating the alternative approaches of treatment along with the antibiotics in order to fasten the process of recovery.
The current treatment option primarily involves courses of antibiotics. More serious or untreatable cases require surgical intervention. To improve current treatment regimes, scientists are investigating alternative approaches; this article assesses some of these approaches alongside current practices.