Delayed diagnosis of atypical mycobacterial skin and soft tissue infections in non-immunocompromized hosts.

Abstract

Relapsing or persisting skin and soft tissue infections after injury with biological materials should prompt consideration of atypical mycobacteria, even in non-immunocompromized hosts. We report 3 cases where diagnosis was delayed for 3-10 months. Insidiously, Mycobacterium marinum infection can occur without any contact to fish tank or swimming pool.

DOI: 10.1080/00365540802314686

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@article{Witteck2008DelayedDO, title={Delayed diagnosis of atypical mycobacterial skin and soft tissue infections in non-immunocompromized hosts.}, author={Andrea Witteck and Christian Ohlschlegel and Katia Boggian}, journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases}, year={2008}, volume={40 11-12}, pages={877-80} }