Iatrogenic outbreak of M. chelonae skin abscesses.

@article{Camargo1996IatrogenicOO,
  title={Iatrogenic outbreak of M. chelonae skin abscesses.},
  author={Daniel Scheidemantel Camargo and Cecilia Saad and Francisco Ruiz and M. E. Ram{\'i}rez and M Lineros and Germ{\'a}n Carlos Gonz{\'a}lez Rodr{\'i}guez and Esperanza Navarro and B. Pulido and Luis Carlos Orozco},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={1996},
  volume={117 1},
  pages={113-9}
}
We describe an outbreak of skin lesions due to Mycobacterium chelonae subsp. abscessus associated with injections of lidocaine (lignocaine) given by a 'bioenergetic' (a practitioner of alternative medicine) in Colombia. The lidocaine carpules and the lesions of the patients yielded mycobacteria with identical biochemical characteristics. Using the methodology of Sartwell and a case control design we examined the incubation period and assessed risk factors. Of 667 potentially exposed individuals… CONTINUE READING