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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 74-77

Atypical mycobacterial infections mimicking mycetoma


Department of Dermatology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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S Handa
Department of Dermatology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
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ABSTRACT: Two cases of mycobacterial infection by Mycobacterium fortuitum and Mycobacterium chelonae are described in immunecompetent individuals. In both patients the lesions clinically simulated mycetoma. One patient developed multiple discharging sinuses over the abdomen, 3 months after a penetrating injury while the second had an indurated plaque with sinuses over the left thigh without a prior history of trauma. M fortuitum complex infections should thus be considered in the differential diagnosis of mycetoma. An increased awareness is required for the diagnosis of these infections.


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