Localized soft-tissue infections with Mycobacterium avium/Mycobacterium intracellulare complex in immunocompetent patients: granulomatous tenosynovitis of the hand or wrist.

@article{Hellinger1995LocalizedSI,
  title={Localized soft-tissue infections with Mycobacterium avium/Mycobacterium intracellulare complex in immunocompetent patients: granulomatous tenosynovitis of the hand or wrist.},
  author={Walter C. Hellinger and Jerry D. Smilack and J L Greider and S. Rodr{\'i}guez {\'A}lvarez and Stephen D Trigg and Nadene Brewer and Randall S. Edson},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1995},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={65-9}
}
In immunocompetent patients, Mycobacterium avium/Mycobacterium intracellulare complex (MAC) has been associated with pulmonary infection in adults, cervical lymphadenitis in children, and disseminated infection in children and adults. MAC rarely has been recognized as a cause of localized soft-tissue infection in immunocompetent hosts. Six cases of granulomatous tenosynovitis due to MAC are reported; five cases occurred after local surgical procedures, trauma, or corticosteroid injection. In… CONTINUE READING
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