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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The terms "Mycobacterium Abscessus" returned 126 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The drug resistance profile of Mycobacterium abscessus group strains from Korea.
 

Author(s): Seung Heon Lee, Hee Kyung Yoo, Seol Hee Kim, Won-Jung Koh, Chang Ki Kim, Young Kil Park, Hee Jin Kim

Journal: Ann Lab Med. 2014 Jan;34(1):31-7.

 

Bacteria of the Mycobacterium abscessus group are the second most common pathogens responsible for lung disease caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria in Korea. There is still a lack of studies investigating the genetic mechanisms involved in M. abscessus resistance to antibiotics ...

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2014

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Novel species including Mycobacterium fukienense sp. is found from tuberculosis patients in Fujian Province, China, using phylogenetic analysis of Mycobacterium chelonae/abscessus complex.
 

Author(s): Yuan Yuan Zhang, Yan Bing Li, Ming Xiang Huang, Xiu Qin Zhao, Li Shui Zhang, Wen En Liu, Kang Lin Wan

Journal: Biomed. Environ. Sci.. 2013 Nov;26(11):894-901.

 

To identify the novel species 'Mycobacterium fukienense' sp. nov of Mycobacterium chelonae/abscessus complex from tuberculosis patients in Fujian Province, China.

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2013

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Characterization of rough and smooth morphotypes of Mycobacterium abscessus isolates from clinical specimens.
 

Author(s): Kai Rüger, Annegret Hampel, Sandra Billig, Nadine Rücker, Sebastian Suerbaum, Franz-Christoph Bange

Journal: J. Clin. Microbiol.. 2014 Jan;52(1):244-50.

 

Mycobacterium abscessus, which consists of the two subspecies M. abscessus subspecies abscessus and M. abscessus subspecies bolletii, can produce rough or smooth colony morphologies. Here we analyzed 50 M. abscessus isolates cultured from the respiratory specimens of 34 patients, ...

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2013

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

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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Mycobacterium abscessus: a new antibiotic nightmare.
 

Author(s): Rachid Nessar, Emmanuelle Cambau, Jean Marc Reyrat, Alan Murray, Brigitte Gicquel

Journal: J. Antimicrob. Chemother.. 2012 Apr;67(4):810-8.

 

The intrinsic and acquired resistance of Mycobacterium abscessus to commonly used antibiotics limits the chemotherapeutic options for infections caused by these mycobacteria. Intrinsic resistance is attributed to a combination of the permeability barrier of the complex multilayer ...

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2012

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Septic arthritis caused by Mycobacterium fortuitum and Mycobacterium abscessus in a prosthetic knee joint: case report and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Shu-Xiang Wang, Chang-Jen Yang, Yu-Chuan Chen, Chorng-Jang Lay, Chen-Chi Tsai

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2011 ;50(19):2227-32.

 

Nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) is an infrequent cause of prosthetic knee joint infections. Simultaneous infection with different NTM species in a prosthetic knee joint has not been previously reported. A case of prosthetic knee joint infection caused by Mycobacterium abscessus ...

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2011

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The Role of Inflammasome in Inflammatory Macrophage in Mycobacterium Avium Complex-lung Disease and Mycobacterium Abscessus-lung Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: To Investigate the Inflammasome Response of Inflammatory and Resting Macrophage; To Compare the Difference of Inflammasome Response of Inflammatory Macrophage; To Study the Diagnostic Aid From Immunological Markers in Inflammasome Response

 

Last Updated: 27 Jun 2014

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