Mycobacterium Chelonae

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Mycobacterium Chelonae

Mycobacterium chelonae is a rare type of bacterium that can infect humans, particularly people with weakened immune systems, meaning their bodies are not good at fighting off infections. M. chelonae usually enters the body through skin wounds (such as cuts or open sores), and creates abscesses, or patches of tender and red skin. M. chelonae infections can be treated with antibiotics along with excision or debridement (removal of infected tissue). This infection is much more serious for people with weakened immune systems than those with strong immune systems.

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The terms "Mycobacterium Chelonae" returned 69 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pedicure-associated Mycobacterium chelonae infection in a hospitalized patient.
 

Author(s): Adriana N Schmidt, John A Zic, Alan S Boyd

Journal: J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.. 2014 Dec;71(6):e248-50.

 

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2014

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Chronic mycobacterial meningitis due to Mycobacterium chelonae: a case report.
 

Author(s): Shokrallah Salmanzadeh, Negin Honarvar, Hamed Goodarzi, Azar Dokht Khosravi, Roohangiz Nashibi, Amir Arsalan Serajian, Mohammad Hashemzadeh

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2014 Oct;27():67-9.

 

We report a case of chronic meningitis due to Mycobacterium chelonae. This organism is a rapidly growing Mycobacterium (RGM) and can be found worldwide in environmental sources such as soil, dust, and water. M. chelonae is an uncommon cause of meningitis; the majority of infections ...

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2014

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Mycobacterium chelonae infection presenting as recurrent cutaneous and subcutaneous nodules--a presentation previously diagnosed as Weber Christian disease.
 

Author(s): Emanual Maverakis, Yong He, Forum B Patel, Sarah Fitzmaurice, Maxwell A Fung

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Although the dermatologic community rarely uses "Weber-Christian Disease" as a diagnosis, it still appears in the internal medicine literature. Herein we present a patient with recurrent cutaneous and subcutaneous nodules who was initially treated with aggressive immunosupression ...

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2014

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The terms "Mycobacterium Chelonae" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mycobacterium chelonae and Mycobacterium fortuitum infection following open fracture: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): K Kwan, S T Ho

Journal: Indian J Med Microbiol. ;28(3):248-50.

 

We report a case of dual nontuberculous mycobacterial infections complicating an open distal radius and ulna fracture after polytrauma in a 35-year-old man. There was persistent wound discharge after definitive fixation of this fracture, but microbiological cultures did not yield ...

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2010

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Mycobacterium chelonae complex bacteremia from a post-renal transplant patient: case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Ali Mohammed Somily, Awadh Raheel Al-Anazi, Hanan Ahmed Babay, Abdulkarim Ibraheem Al-Aska, Mugbil Ahmed Al-Hedaithy, Waleed Khalid Al-Hamoudi, Ahmad Amer Al Boukai, Mohammed Sarwar Sabri, Sahar Isa AlThawadi, Abdelmageed Mohamed Kambal

Journal: Jpn. J. Infect. Dis.. 2010 Jan;63(1):61-4.

 

In this report we present a case of a young lady with abdominal abscesses and septicemia caused by Mycobacterium chelonae complex. Identification of the organism and initiation of the appropriate antimicrobial therapy was delayed, resulting in significant morbidity and multiple hospital ...

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2010

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