[Cutaneous infection due to Mycobacterium chelonae in a hemodialysed patient].

@article{Drouineau2006CutaneousID,
  title={[Cutaneous infection due to Mycobacterium chelonae in a hemodialysed patient].},
  author={Olivier Drouineau and Odile Rivault and Franck Le Roy and Elsa Martin-Passos and Paul D. Young and Michel Godin},
  journal={Nephrologie & therapeutique},
  year={2006},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={136-9}
}
We report a case of a hemodialysed patient who developed a cutaneous Mycobacterium chelonae infection. This infection was only localised on the left upper limb, downstream from the arteriovenous fistula. M. chelonae is an unusual human pathogen, which is present in soil, dust, and stagnant water. Various factors, especially immunosuppression can favour this sort of infection in humans. Because of the ubiquity of the mycobacterium, the source of the inoculation sometimes remains unknown. However… CONTINUE READING