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Article: Mycobacterium chelonae and Mycobacterium fortuitum infection following open fracture: A case report and review of the literature

TitleMycobacterium chelonae and Mycobacterium fortuitum infection following open fracture: A case report and review of the literature
Authors
Issue Date2010
PublisherMedknow Publications Pvt Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ijmm.org
Citation
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, 2010, v. 28 n. 3, p. 248-250 How to Cite?
AbstractWe report a case of dual nontuberculous mycobacterial infections complicating an open distal radius and ulna fracture after polytrauma in a 35-year-old man. There was persistent wound discharge after definitive fixation of this fracture, but microbiological cultures did not yield any organism. The patient underwent multiple debridement, and subsequent tissue grew Mycobacterium chelonae and Mycobacterium fortuitum. Despite appropriate chemotherapy and surgical debridement the infection persisted until radical bone excision and tissue debridement were done. This case indicates that nontuberculous mycobacterial infections should be considered when conventional microbiological assays fail to identify the infecting agent in suspected osteomyelitis following open fracture. A combination of radical debridement, including removal of infected bone, and prolonged antimicrobial therapy are required to eradicate the infection completely.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/183320
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.006
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.530
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dc.contributor.authorKwan, KYH-
dc.contributor.authorHo, ST-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-23T03:10:09Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-23T03:10:09Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.citationIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology, 2010, v. 28 n. 3, p. 248-250-
dc.identifier.issn0255-0857-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/183320-
dc.description.abstractWe report a case of dual nontuberculous mycobacterial infections complicating an open distal radius and ulna fracture after polytrauma in a 35-year-old man. There was persistent wound discharge after definitive fixation of this fracture, but microbiological cultures did not yield any organism. The patient underwent multiple debridement, and subsequent tissue grew Mycobacterium chelonae and Mycobacterium fortuitum. Despite appropriate chemotherapy and surgical debridement the infection persisted until radical bone excision and tissue debridement were done. This case indicates that nontuberculous mycobacterial infections should be considered when conventional microbiological assays fail to identify the infecting agent in suspected osteomyelitis following open fracture. A combination of radical debridement, including removal of infected bone, and prolonged antimicrobial therapy are required to eradicate the infection completely.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherMedknow Publications Pvt Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ijmm.org-
dc.relation.ispartofIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology-
dc.subject.meshAnti-Infective Agents - therapeutic use-
dc.subject.meshFractures, Open - complications-
dc.subject.meshMycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous - diagnosis - microbiology - pathology - therapy-
dc.subject.meshMycobacterium chelonae - isolation and purification-
dc.subject.meshMycobacterium fortuitum - isolation and purification-
dc.titleMycobacterium chelonae and Mycobacterium fortuitum infection following open fracture: A case report and review of the literatureen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailKwan, K: kyhkwan@hku.hk-
dc.description.naturelink_to_OA_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.4103/0255-0857.66488-
dc.identifier.pmid20644316-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-77955113115-
dc.identifier.hkuros265556-
dc.identifier.volume28-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spage248-
dc.identifier.epage250-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000288714600015-
dc.publisher.placeIndia-

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