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 143 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mycobacterium abscessus pulmonary infection during hepatitis C treatment with telaprevir, peginterferon and ribavirin.
 

Author(s): Alejandro Soza, Pilar Labbé, Marco Arrese, Arnoldo Riquelme, Francisco Barrera, Carlos Benítez, Alvaro Huete, M Elvira Balcells, Jaime Labarca

Journal: Ann Hepatol. ;14(1):132-6.

 

The first generation protease inhibitors has been the mainstay of hepatitis C treatment for the last couple of years, showing marked improvement in sustained virological response, but also increased side effects. Infection has emerged as a common complication of telaprevir and boceprevir ...

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2014

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Classification algorithm for subspecies identification within the Mycobacterium abscessus species, based on matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry.
 

Author(s): Marie-Sarah Fangous, Faiza Mougari, Stéphanie Gouriou, Elodie Calvez, Laurent Raskine, Emmanuelle Cambau, Christopher Payan, Geneviève Héry-Arnaud

Journal: J. Clin. Microbiol.. 2014 Sep;52(9):3362-9.

 

Mycobacterium abscessus, as a species, has been increasingly implicated in respiratory infections, notably in cystic fibrosis patients. The species comprises 3 subspecies, which can be difficult to identify. Since they differ in antibiotic susceptibility and clinical relevance, developing ...

Last Updated: 21 Aug 2014

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Species identification of Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. abscessus and Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. bolletii using rpoB and hsp65, and susceptibility testing to eight antibiotics.
 

Author(s): Wenjuan Nie, Hongfei Duan, Hairong Huang, Yu Lu, Dapeng Bi, Naihui Chu

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2014 Aug;25():170-4.

 

To separate Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. bolletii from Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. abscessus using species identification, and to investigate the in vitro activity of amikacin, cefoxitin, imipenem, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, clarithromycin, azithromycin, and linezolid against ...

Last Updated: 23 Jul 2014

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The terms "Mycobacterium Abscessus" returned 4 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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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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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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