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

Lack of association between rrl and erm(41) mutations and clarithromycin resistance in Mycobacterium abscessus complex.
 

Author(s): Maiara Dos Santos Carneiro, Luciana de Souza Nunes, Simone Maria Martini de David, Afonso Luis Barth

Journal: Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz. 2017 Nov;112(11):775-778.

 

Mycobacterium abscessus complex (MABC) includes species with high resistance rates among mycobacterial pathogens. In fact, MABC infections may not respond to clarithromycin treatment, which has historically been very effective against MABC infection. Molecular markers have been proposed ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Causative species of nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease and comparative investigation on clinical features of Mycobacterium abscessus complex disease: A retrospective analysis for two major hospitals in a subtropical region of Japan.
 

Author(s): Hiroaki Nagano, Takeshi Kinjo, Yuichiro Nei, Shin Yamashiro, Jiro Fujita, Tomoo Kishaba

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Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung disease is increasing globally. Although the etiological epidemiology of NTM is different across regions, Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is the leading cause of NTM lung disease in most countries, including mainland Japan. Okinawa is located ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Anti-interferon-γ autoantibody-associated disseminated Mycobacterium abscessus infection mimicking parotid cancer with multiple metastases: A case report.
 

Author(s): Po-Hsiung Chang, Yu-Chung Chuang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(39):e8118.

 

Among the nontuberculous mycobacteria, Mycobacterium abscessus is a common cause of skin, soft tissue, and bone infections. However, disseminated M. abscessus infection that mimics cancer metastasis with an underlying relatively immunocompetent condition has rarely been reported.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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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Inhaled Nitric Oxide for Cystic Fibrosis Patients With MABSC
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cystic Fibrosis; Mycobacterium Abscessus Infection

 

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2017

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The Italian REgistry of Pulmonary Non-tuberculous mycobactEria
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

 

Last Updated: 7 Nov 2017

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