Nontuberculous mycobacterial infections: a potential complication of cosmetic procedures☆

@inproceedings{Hypolite2015NontuberculousMI,
  title={Nontuberculous mycobacterial infections: a potential complication of cosmetic procedures☆},
  author={Tiara T. Hypolite and Jane Margaret Grant-Kels and Lisa M. Chirch},
  booktitle={International journal of women's dermatology},
  year={2015}
}
Interest in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures has increased significantly over the last few decades. Billions of dollars are spent on these procedures annually. Although the associated risk is generally low, multiple cases of skin and soft tissue infections have been reported. Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), in particular M. chelonae, M. fortuitum, and M. abscessus, have been increasingly identified as causative of numerous cosmetic procedure-related infections worldwide. This… CONTINUE READING

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