Soft tissue infections with atypical mycobacteria in two patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases using TNF-inhibitors and/or leflunomide.

Abstract

Infections of the soft tissues due to atypical mycobacteria are relatively uncommon. We describe two cases. A 61-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who was treated with the combination of the TNF inhibitor etanercept (Enbrel) and leflunomide (Arava), developed paronychia and cellulitis of the index finger due to Mycobacterium chelonae/abscessus… (More)

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