Mycobacterium fortuitum

Common Name(s)

Mycobacterium fortuitum

Mycobacterium fortuitum is a nontuberculous mycobacterium, which is a bacteria that can cause lung disease resembling tuberculosis, lymphadenitis, skin disease, or disseminated disease (infection that spreads to the bloodstream and other parts of the body). It occurs worldwide and is usually found in natural and processed water, sewage, and dirt. It is uncommon for this condition to cause lung disease. But mycobacterium fortuitum can cause local skin disease, osteomyelitis (inflammation of the bone), joint infections, and eye disease after trauma. It is a rare cause of lymphadenitis. Disseminated disease usually occurs because of severe immosuppression, especially AIDS.
 

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The terms "Mycobacterium fortuitum" returned 67 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mycobacterium fortuitum infection arising in a new tattoo.
 

Author(s): Rebecca C Philips, Lindsey A Hunter-Ellul, Julie E Martin, Michael G Wilkerson

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We report an uncommon case of a cutaneous infection with Mycobacterium fortuitum arising in a new tattoo. A 29-year-old man presented with a several month history of a non-pruritic papular eruption within a tattoo; the papules developed 1-to-2 weeks after the tattoo procedure. He ...

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2014

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Infection with Mycobacterium fortuitum during acupoint embedding therapy.
 

Author(s): Tai Kyung Noh, Chong Hyun Won, Mi Woo Lee, Jee Ho Choi, Sang Oh Lee, Sung Eun Chang

Journal: J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.. 2014 Jun;70(6):e134-5.

 

Last Updated: 16 May 2014

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Mycobacterium fortuitum-related lymphadenitis associated with the varicella-zoster virus.
 

Author(s): Kleber Giovanni Luz, Maria Helena Marques Fonseca de Britto, Domitila Costa de Farias, Mayara Varaschim Almeida, Nastassja Morgana de Sousa Figueirêdo, Paula de Medeiros Nacácio E Silva

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;47(1):119-21.

 

Lymphadenitis caused by non-tuberculous mycobacteria is an uncommon manifestation in immunocompetent individuals. Here, we report a case of Mycobacterium fortuitum infection in a previously healthy 9-year-old patient who developed cervical lymphadenitis evolving to a suppurative ulcer ...

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2014

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The terms "Mycobacterium fortuitum" returned 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mycobacterium fortuitum breast abscess after nipple piercing.
 

Author(s): Khurram Abbass, Muhammad K Adnan, Ronald J Markert, Mimi Emig, Nasir A Khan

Journal: Can Fam Physician. 2014 Jan;60(1):51-2.

 

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2014

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Mycobacterium fortuitum as a cause of peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Simon H Jiang, Darren M Roberts, Andrew H Dawson, Meg Jardine

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Peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis (PD-peritonitis) due to Mycobacterium spp is uncommon. Non-tuberculous Mycobacterium (NTB) PD-peritonitis can present in a similar fashion to more common causes of bacterial PD-peritonitis. We describe the first reported case of multiresistant ...

Last Updated: 17 Sep 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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