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THERAPEUTIC ROUND
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 383-384

Cutaneous Mycobacterium fortuitum infection: Successfully treated with amikacin and ofloxacin combination


1 Department of Medical Microbiology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of General Surgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Sunil Sethi
Department of Medical Microbiology, PGIMER, Chandigarh
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.135491

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Cutaneous infections caused by atypical mycobacteria are uncommon and the diagnosis can be missed unless there is strong clinical suspicion supported by laboratory confirmation. We report a case of chronic discharging sinus caused by Mycobacterium fortuitum in a young healthy immunocompetent individual. The patient recovered completely following amikacin and ofloxacin therapy.


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