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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 133--134

Injection site abscess due to mycobacterium fortuitum: A case report

DR G Devi1, VA Indumathi1, S Indira2, PR S Babu1, D Sridharan1, MR S Belwadi1 
1 Departments of Microbiology, MS Ramaiah Medical Teaching Hospital, Bangalore - 560 054, Karnataka, India
2 Departments of Paediatric Surgery, MS Ramaiah Medical Teaching Hospital, Bangalore - 560 054, Karnataka, India

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DR G Devi
Departments of Microbiology, MS Ramaiah Medical Teaching Hospital, Bangalore - 560 054, Karnataka
India

Injection abscess is an iatrogenic infection occurring as an isolated case or as cluster outbreak. These infections occur due to contaminated injectables or lapse in sterilisation protocol. While pathogens such as Pseudomonas, Klebsiella, E. coli, and S. aureus are the usual causative agents, unusual organisms such as mycobacteria, particularly the rapidly growing non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) may cause the abscess. The chances of overlooking these organisms is high unless an acid fast bacilli (AFB) smear and culture is done on all aspirated pus specimens. We report a case of a three year old child who presented with a gluteal abscess following an intramuscular infection with an unknown preparation.

How to cite this article:
Devi DG, Indumathi V A, Indira S, Babu PS, Sridharan D, Belwadi MS. Injection site abscess due to mycobacterium fortuitum: A case report.Indian J Med Microbiol 2003;21:133-134

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Devi DG, Indumathi V A, Indira S, Babu PS, Sridharan D, Belwadi MS. Injection site abscess due to mycobacterium fortuitum: A case report. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2003 [cited 2020 Aug 8 ];21:133-134
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