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

Clonal relationship and differentiation among Mycobacterium abscessus isolates as determined using the semiautomated repetitive extragenic palindromic sequence PCR-based DiversiLab system.
 

Author(s): Faiza Mougari, Laurent Raskine, Agnes Ferroni, Estelle Marcon, Isabelle Sermet-Gaudelus, Nicolas Veziris, Beate Heym, Jean-Louis Gaillard, Xavier Nassif, Emmanuelle Cambau

Journal: J. Clin. Microbiol.. 2014 Jun;52(6):1969-77.

 

Mycobacterium abscessus is a rapidly growing mycobacterium that causes respiratory tract infections in predisposed patients, such as those with cystic fibrosis and nosocomial skin and soft tissue infections. In order to investigate the clonal relationships between the strains causing ...

Last Updated: 23 May 2014

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Clinical experience in 52 patients with tigecycline-containing regimens for salvage treatment of Mycobacterium abscessus and Mycobacterium chelonae infections.
 

Author(s): Richard J Wallace, Gary Dukart, Barbara A Brown-Elliott, David E Griffith, Ernesto G Scerpella, Bonnie Marshall

Journal: J. Antimicrob. Chemother.. 2014 Jul;69(7):1945-53.

 

We report the largest clinical experience using tigecycline-containing regimens for salvage treatment of patients with Mycobacterium abscessus and Mycobacterium chelonae.

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2014

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Demonstration of plasmid-mediated drug resistance in Mycobacterium abscessus.
 

Author(s): Cristianne Kayoko Matsumoto, Paulo José Martins Bispo, Katiane Santin, Christiane Lourenço Nogueira, Sylvia Cardoso Leão

Journal: J. Clin. Microbiol.. 2014 May;52(5):1727-9.

 

Plasmid-mediated kanamycin resistance was detected in a strain of Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. bolletii responsible for a nationwide epidemic of surgical infections in Brazil. The plasmid did not influence susceptibility to tobramycin, streptomycin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, ...

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2014

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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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