Cutaneous infection with Mycobacterium fortuitum: an unusual presentation.

Abstract:

:Cutaneous infection with rapidly growing mycobacteria is uncommon and its diagnosis can be missed unless there is strong clinical suspicion coupled with microbiological confirmation. We report a case of localized recurrent soft tissue swelling of the foot by Mycobacterium fortuitum in a healthy adult male. The case is being reported for its uncommon clinical presentation and the associated etiological agent. The patient recovered completely following therapy with amikacin and clarithromycin.

journal_name

Indian J Med Microbiol

authors

Sarma S,Thakur R

doi

10.4103/0255-0857.43571

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2008-10-01 00:00:00

pages

388-90

issue

4

eissn

0255-0857

issn

1998-3646

journal_volume

26

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