The surgical management of atypical mycobacterial soft-tissue infections

W. Rappaport, Gary Dunnington, L. Norton, D. Ladin, E. Peterson, Ballard

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Abstract

Group IV atypical mycobacterial infections, especially Mycobacterium fortuitum and M. chelonei, are being reported with increased frequency. We report our experience with five cases of soft-tissue infection with these acid-fast bacilli. Often these infections are chronic, with formation of abscesses and multiple fistulas. Optimal surgical treatment often requires wide excision of all diseased tissue followed by delayed closure. Presentation, optimal surgical management, and antibiotic therapy are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-39
Number of pages4
JournalSurgery
Volume108
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Soft Tissue Infections
Mycobacterium fortuitum
Infection
Abscess
Bacillus
Fistula
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Acids
Therapeutics

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Rappaport, W., Dunnington, G., Norton, L., Ladin, D., Peterson, E., & Ballard (1990). The surgical management of atypical mycobacterial soft-tissue infections. Surgery, 108(1), 36-39.

The surgical management of atypical mycobacterial soft-tissue infections. / Rappaport, W.; Dunnington, Gary; Norton, L.; Ladin, D.; Peterson, E.; Ballard.

In: Surgery, Vol. 108, No. 1, 01.01.1990, p. 36-39.

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Rappaport, W, Dunnington, G, Norton, L, Ladin, D, Peterson, E & Ballard 1990, 'The surgical management of atypical mycobacterial soft-tissue infections', Surgery, vol. 108, no. 1, pp. 36-39.
Rappaport W, Dunnington G, Norton L, Ladin D, Peterson E, Ballard. The surgical management of atypical mycobacterial soft-tissue infections. Surgery. 1990 Jan 1;108(1):36-39.
Rappaport, W. ; Dunnington, Gary ; Norton, L. ; Ladin, D. ; Peterson, E. ; Ballard. / The surgical management of atypical mycobacterial soft-tissue infections. In: Surgery. 1990 ; Vol. 108, No. 1. pp. 36-39.
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