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Sometimes called Buruli ulcers, the lesions seem to dissolve skin and gnaw away at tissue.
It has been used to treat such varied maladies as heartburn, stomach ulcers, bronchitis, sore throat, cough, and some infections caused by viruses, such as hepatitis.
The infection can cause blisters, ulcers or black spots on the skin, but the tissue just below the skin’s surface is often attacked first.
Rosa Valentín, 89, went to five hospitals to get help for her bleeding foot ulcers.
The girl was stricken with a Buruli ulcer on her knee in April and is still recovering.
In a study that appeared in Science earlier this month, Zink and his team also found the oldest known Helicobacter pylori bacterium in the ice man, the pathogen that has been linked to the development of ulcers and gastric cancer.
Some women will conscript an older relative to fake an ulcer and ask for it over the counter.
Ironically, those ulcers would save him from serving in Vietnam.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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