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

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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Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Mycobacterium abscessus in a General Hospital, China.
 

Author(s): Yan Ming Li, Xun Liang Tong, Hong Tao Xu, Yang Ju, Meng Cai, Chen Wang

Journal: Biomed. Environ. Sci.. 2016 Feb;29(2):85-90.

 

To gain greater insight into the prevalence drug resistant profiles of M. abscessus from a general hospital in Beijing, China.

Last Updated: 23 Mar 2016

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Treatment of Mycobacterium abscessus Infection.
 

Author(s): Shannon A Novosad, Susan E Beekmann, Philip M Polgreen, Kate Mackey, Kevin L Winthrop,

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2016 Mar;22(3):511-4.

 

Mycobacterium abscessus is often resistant to multiple antimicrobial drugs, and data supporting effective drugs or dosing regimens are limited. To better identify treatment approaches and associated toxicities, we collected a series of case reports from the Emerging Infections Network. ...

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2016

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The terms "Mycobacterium Abscessus" returned 5 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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