Atypical Mycobacterium furunculosis occurring after pedicures.

@article{Redbord2006AtypicalMF,
  title={Atypical Mycobacterium furunculosis occurring after pedicures.},
  author={Kelley Pagliai Redbord and David A. Shearer and Hugh J Gloster and Bruce Younger and Beverly L Connelly and Susan E Kindel and Anne W Lucky},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={
          520-4
        }
}
Mycobacterium fortuitum complex are rapidly-growing nontuberculous mycobacteria found ubiquitously in the environment including, water, soil, dust, and biofilms. M fortuitum has been reported to cause skin and soft-tissue infections in association with nail salon footbath use during pedicures. Four cases of M fortuitum complex furunculosis are reported that occurred after pedicures in the Cincinnati, Ohio/Northern Kentucky area. Dermatologists and clinicians should consider mycobacterial… CONTINUE READING

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