Treatment of Nonpulmonary Infections Due to Mycobacterium fortuitum and Mycobacterium chelonei on the Basis of in Vitro Susceptibilities

@article{Wallace1985TreatmentON,
  title={Treatment of Nonpulmonary Infections Due to Mycobacterium fortuitum and Mycobacterium chelonei on the Basis of in Vitro Susceptibilities},
  author={Richard J. Wallace and Jana M. Swenson and Vella Silcox and Michael G. Bullen},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1985},
  volume={152 3},
  pages={
          500-14
        }
}
One hundred twenty-three patients with nonpulmonary infections due to Mycobacterium fortuitum or Mycobacterium chelonei were treated by wound debridement and with chemotherapy on the basis of in vitro susceptibilities of the organism. Of 76 patients with infections caused by M. fortuitum, 13 required no therapy or were adequately treated with surgery alone. Patients with active localized disease received single drug therapy (usually with a sulfonamide) for a mean period of 10.6 weeks for… CONTINUE READING
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