Fishing injury resulting in Mycobacterium fortuitum palmar abscess

Patel, B.; Nanchalal, J.; Friedland, J.
June 2007
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases;Jun2007, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p427
Academic Journal
The article reports the case of a 39-year-old man with a 3-month history of a persistent right-sided palmar-space infection or Mycobacterium fortuitum due to fishing injury in Zambia. The man was treated with ciprofloxacin and amoxicillin-clavulanic acid after the injury. Unfortunately, the antibiotics had no clinical effect. A multiple sinuses opening of the palm was made to identify the causes of the infection. Information on the results of the investigations are offered.


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