Mycobacterium Abscessus

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Mycobacterium Abscessus

Mycobacterium abscessus is a type of mycobacterium that contaminates water. M. abscessus can cause lung infections and infections of the skin. Infected tissue may become red, swollen, painful, and can develop pus-filled areas. Other symptoms include fever, muscle aches, and an overall feeling of illness. Mycobacterium abscessus infects people with weakened immune systems (the system in the body which helps to fight off various infections) as well as people with pre-existing lung problems most often.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Mycobacterium Abscessus" returned 174 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Allele-specific duplex polymerase chain reaction to differentiate Mycobacterium abscessus subspecies and to detect highly clarithromycin-resistant isolates.
 

Author(s): H Y Kim, S Y Lee, B J Kim, Y H Kook

Journal: Indian J Med Microbiol. ;34(3):369-74.

 

On the basis of the structural differences of erm, we used a duplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to differentiate Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. abscessus and subsp. massiliense isolates and to detect the point mutations of 23S rRNA gene that confer a high level of resistance to ...

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2016

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Disseminated Mycobacterium abscessus Complex Infection Manifesting as Multiple Areas of Lymphadenitis and Skin Abscess in the Preclinical Stage of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.
 

Author(s): Masahiro Tahara, Kazuhiro Yatera, Kei Yamasaki, Takeshi Orihashi, Makoto Hirosawa, Takaaki Ogoshi, Shingo Noguchi, Chinatsu Nishida, Hiroshi Ishimoto, Akihito Yonezawa, Junichi Tsukada, Hiroshi Mukae

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2016 ;55(13):1787-91.

 

A 37-year-old woman was admitted to a hospital due to a prolonged fever and a rash on her legs. She had systemic lymphadenitis and a skin abscess on her left leg. Pathological findings of a left leg skin biopsy revealed abscess formation with granulomatous dermatitis, Mycobacterium ...

Last Updated: 4 Jul 2016

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Notes from the Field: Mycobacterium abscessus Infections Among Patients of a Pediatric Dentistry Practice--Georgia, 2015.
 

Author(s): Gianna Peralta, Melissa Tobin-D'Angelo, Angie Parham, Laura Edison, Lauren Lorentzson, Carol Smith, Cherie Drenzek

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On September 13, 2015, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) was notified by hospital A of a cluster of pediatric Mycobacterium abscessus odontogenic infections. Hospital A had provided care for nine children who developed presumptive or confirmed M. abscessus infection after ...

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2016

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The terms "Mycobacterium Abscessus" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The Diverse Cellular and Animal Models to Decipher the Physiopathological Traits of Mycobacterium abscessus Infection.
 

Author(s): Audrey Bernut, Jean-Louis Herrmann, Diane Ordway, Laurent Kremer

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Mycobacterium abscessus represents an important respiratory pathogen among the rapidly-growing non-tuberculous mycobacteria. Infections caused by M. abscessus are increasingly found in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and are often refractory to antibiotic therapy. The underlying immunopathological ...

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2017

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Vertebral osteomyelitis caused by Mycobacterium abscessus.
 

Author(s): Daniel C Garcia, Jose Sandoval-Sus, Kanwal Razzaq, Lary Young

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Mycobacterium infection caused by non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTBM) organisms is becoming more common. Although NTBM osteomyelitis is unusual, it can occur in otherwise healthy individuals, but it is also associated with immunocompromised states, such as steroidal therapy and AIDS, ...

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2013

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Progressive dyspnoea following the treatment of Mycobacterium abscessus infection in an individual with relapsing granulamatosis with polyangitis (Wegener's), complicated by hearing loss requiring cochlear implantation.
 

Author(s): Senyo K Tagboto, Ajay G Venkatesh

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Granulomatosis with polyangitis (Wegener's) is a vasculitic disease predominantly affecting the lungs, skin, kidneys, ears, nose and throat. Mycobacterium abscessus is an uncommon rapidly growing mycobacterium causing sporadic lung disease. This is the first report of both GPA and ...

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2012

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Liposomal Amikacin for Inhalation (LAI) in the Treatment of Mycobacterium Abscessus Lung Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous; Mycobacteria, Atypical

 

Last Updated: 26 Jan 2017

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