TITLE

Postoperative infection of laparoscopic surgery wound due to Mycobacterium chelonae

AUTHOR(S)
Rajini, M.; Prasad, S. R.; Reddy, R. R.; Bhat, R. V.; Vimala, K. R.
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Apr2007, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p163
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
We report a case of postoperative wound infection due to Mycobacterium chelonae. A 35-year-old woman presented with multiple erythematous nodules, plaques and discharging sinuses over the abdomen, 45 days after she had undergone laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy. The seropurulent discharge from the wound showed acid-fast bacilli on Ziehl- Neelsen stain and culture yielded Mycobacterium chelonae. The patient responded to clarithromycin and doxycycline. The source of infection was probably contaminated water or disinfectant solution used for sterilization of laparoscopic instruments.
ACCESSION #
26050591

 

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