Mycobacterium chelonae Cutaneous Infection: A Challenge for an Internist

Gaudêncio, Margarida and Carvalho, André and Bertão, Maria Inês and Barreiro, Ivo and Bessa, Maria Isabel and Gonçalves, Abílio (2021) Mycobacterium chelonae Cutaneous Infection: A Challenge for an Internist. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 8 (11). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2284-2594

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Cutaneous infections caused by the Mycobacterium chelonae complex show a heterogeneous clinical presentation, which varies according to the patient’s immune status. Most standard antimycobacterials have no effect against these species. Clarithromycin alone was shown to provide adequate treatment, although resistance has been reported. Consequently, the literature supports multi-drug therapy to combat resistant strains. Here, we describe the case of a 59-year-old man under systemic immunosuppressive therapy who developed cutaneous lesions whose evolution was highly suggestive of atypical infection.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mycobacterium chelonae, cutaneous infection, immunosuppression, atypical specimens
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2022 12:55
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2022 12:55

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