Bacteremia Caused by a Previously Unidentified Species of Rapidly Growing Mycobacterium Successfully Treated with Vancomycin

Jadeja, Leena; Bolivar, Ricardo; Wallace, Richard J.; Silcox, Vella A.; Bodey, Gerald P.
October 1983
Annals of Internal Medicine;Oct83, Vol. 99 Issue 4, p475
Academic Journal
Describes a case of a patient with bacteremia due to a growing scotochromogenic mycobacterium that does not belong to the Mycobacterium fortuitum complex or to any other growing species. Clinical features of the patient with bacteremia; Other diseases that have been caused by Mycobacterium fortuitum or Mycobacterium chelonei; Antimicrobial agents that are used to treat infections caused by rapidly growing mycobacteria.


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