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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 388--390

Cutaneous infection with Mycobacterium fortuitum : An unusual presentation

S Sarma, R Thakur 
 Department of Microbiology, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS), Dilshad Garden, New Delhi-110 095, India

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S Sarma
Department of Microbiology, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS), Dilshad Garden, New Delhi-110 095
India

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.

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Sarma S, Thakur R. Cutaneous infection with Mycobacterium fortuitum : An unusual presentation.Indian J Med Microbiol 2008;26:388-390

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Sarma S, Thakur R. Cutaneous infection with Mycobacterium fortuitum : An unusual presentation. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Apr 9 ];26:388-390
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