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

Invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma mimicking organizing pneumonia associated with Mycobacterium fortuitum infection.
 

Author(s): Daisuke Morichika, Nobuaki Miyahara, Katsuyuki Hotta, Yoshiko Okamoto, Daisuke Minami, Masahiro Irie, Yasushi Tanimoto, Arihiko Kanehiro, Mitsune Tanimoto, Katsuyuki Kiura

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2014 ;53(24):2795-9.

 

We herein report the case of a 68-year-old man diagnosed with invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma of the lungs. Chest computed tomography showed subpleural ground-glass opacity and small nodules with cavitation. A culture of the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid resulted in the detection ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2014

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Skin, subcutaneous tissue, and allograft infection with Mycobacterium fortuitum in a renal transplant recipient.
 

Author(s): Raees F Mushtaq, Adamu Bappa, Mustafa Ahmad, Fuad AlShaebi

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2014 Nov;25(6):1248-50.

 

Different types of skin disorders are prevalent among kidney transplant recipients. The development of nodular skin lesions in these patients would usually raise a suspicion of Kaposi's sarcoma. We report a patient, who presented with nodular skin lesions one year post transplant, ...

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2014

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Subdural empyma due to Mycobacterium fortuitum in a non-HIV patient.
 

Author(s): S S Tankhiwale, V J Katkar

Journal: Indian J Med Microbiol. ;32(4):446-8.

 

A 14-year-old male child presented with high grade intermittent fever with altered sensorium since 5-6 days and generalised seizures. On examination neck stiffness noticed with normal haemogram and chest X-ray. CSF microscopy was normal and no growth seen in aerobic culture. CT scan ...

Last Updated: 9 Oct 2014

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The terms "Mycobacterium fortuitum" returned 10 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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