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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 446-448

Subdural empyma due to Mycobacterium fortuitum in a non-HIV patient

Department of Microbiology (SST), Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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S S Tankhiwale
Department of Microbiology (SST), Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.142251

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A 14-year-old male child presented with high grade intermittent fever with altered sensorium since 5-6 days and generalised seizures. On examination neck stiffness noticed with normal haemogram and chest X-ray. CSF microscopy was normal and no growth seen in aerobic culture. CT scan showed loculated lesion. Drained pus showed acid fast organism and culture on Lowestein Jensen medium showed pale-coloured growth on 3 rd day. Organism identified as Mycobacterium fortuitum by biochemical test. Interesting aspect of this case was there is no history of trauma or injection and patient was negative for HIV antibody.


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