Cutaneous infection with Mycobacterium fortuitum: an unusual presentation.


: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.


Indian J Med Microbiol


Sarma S,Thakur R




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2008-10-01 00:00:00












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    journal_title:Indian journal of medical microbiology

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    journal_title:Indian journal of medical microbiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Indian journal of medical microbiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    更新日期:2005-07-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Indian journal of medical microbiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    journal_title:Indian journal of medical microbiology

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2014-10-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Indian journal of medical microbiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2013-04-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2008-01-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Indian journal of medical microbiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Indian journal of medical microbiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2015-10-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Indian journal of medical microbiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Indian journal of medical microbiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kiruba R,Suresh Babu BV,Sheriff AK,Gunasekaran P,Anupama CP,Saran N,Kumar VS,Padmapriya P,Chakravarthy NN,Kaveri K

    更新日期:2019-07-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Indian journal of medical microbiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Indian journal of medical microbiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Annigeri SR,Metgud SC,Patil JR

    更新日期:2007-01-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Indian journal of medical microbiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Menon S,Bharadwaj R,Chowdhary AS,Kaundinya DV,Palande DA

    更新日期:2007-10-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Indian journal of medical microbiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Indian journal of medical microbiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gupta K,Verma I,Khuller G,Mahajan R

    更新日期:2010-07-01 00:00:00

  • Seroprevalence, risk factors and genotype distribution for Hepatitis C infection: A study from rural hospital in Maharashtra.

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    journal_title:Indian journal of medical microbiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2017-10-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Indian journal of medical microbiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2002-04-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Indian journal of medical microbiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Raman R,Sankar J,Putlibai S,Raghavan V

    更新日期:2017-10-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Indian journal of medical microbiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Qadir F,Manzoor K,Ahmed E

    更新日期:2006-04-01 00:00:00