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Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Association of Medical Microbiology
ISSN: 0255-0857
EISSN: 1998-3646
Vol. 26, No. 4, 2008, pp. 388-390
Bioline Code: mb08119
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2008, pp. 388-390

 en Cutaneous infection with Mycobacterium fortuitum check for this species in other resources : An unusual presentation
Sarma, S & Thakur, R

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 check for this species in other resources 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.

Keywords
Cutaneous infection, Immunocompetent host, Mycobacterium fortuitum

 
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