Cutaneous lesion due to Mycobacterium fortuitum

Soo-Hong Seo, Hae Jun Song, B. H. Lee, Chil Hwan Oh

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Abstract

Nontuberculous mycobacteria usually cause systemic disease and often appear as a primary pulmonary infection. However, a cutaneous lesion may be the first or only sign of infection. The most frequent human diseases caused by Mycobacterium fortuitum are cutaneous or soft tissue infections, usually preceded by injection, trauma or surgery. We report a case of a cutaneous lesion due to Mycobacterium (M.) fortuitum occuring in a 50-year-old man with a subcutaneous flat nodule on his left anterior tibia. He had received a small injury to his left shin in a swimming pool. The culture from the skin biopsy specimen on Lowenstein-Jensen medium yielded colonies after 5 days. The microorganism was subsequently identified as M. fortuitum by selected biochemical reactions. Therapy was instituted with minocycline for 5 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-176
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Dermatology
Volume7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1

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Mycobacterium fortuitum
Skin
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Nontuberculous Mycobacteria
Soft Tissue Infections
Minocycline
Wounds and Injuries
Infection
Tibia
Biopsy
Lung
Injections

Keywords

  • cutaneous atypical mycobacteriosis
  • Mycobacterium fortuitum

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Cutaneous lesion due to Mycobacterium fortuitum. / Seo, Soo-Hong; Song, Hae Jun; Lee, B. H.; Oh, Chil Hwan.

In: Annals of Dermatology, Vol. 7, No. 2, 01.01.1995, p. 172-176.

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Seo, S-H, Song, HJ, Lee, BH & Oh, CH 1995, 'Cutaneous lesion due to Mycobacterium fortuitum', Annals of Dermatology, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 172-176.
Seo, Soo-Hong ; Song, Hae Jun ; Lee, B. H. ; Oh, Chil Hwan. / Cutaneous lesion due to Mycobacterium fortuitum. In: Annals of Dermatology. 1995 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 172-176.
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