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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 163-165

Postoperative infection of laparoscopic surgery wound due to Mycobacterium chelonae


1 Departments of Microbiology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar - 563 101, Karnataka, India
2 Departments of Dermatology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar - 563 101, Karnataka, India
3 Departments of Pathology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar - 563 101, Karnataka, India
4 Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar - 563 101, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
S R Prasad
Departments of Microbiology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar - 563 101, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.32729

PMID: 17582193

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We report a case of postoperative wound infection due to Mycobacterium chelonae. A 35-year-old woman presented with multiple erythematous nodules, plaques and discharging sinuses over the abdomen, 45 days after she had undergone laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy. The seropurulent discharge from the wound showed acid-fast bacilli on Ziehl- Neelsen stain and culture yielded Mycobacterium chelonae . The patient responded to clarithromycin and doxycycline. The source of infection was probably contaminated water or disinfectant solution used for sterilization of laparoscopic instruments.






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