TITLE

Peritonitis due to Mycobacterium fortuitum Following Gastric Banding

AUTHOR(S)
Majid, Fahad M. Al
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology;Apr2010, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p113
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Mycobacterium fortuitum is a rapid growing nontuberculous organism that has rarely been associated with peritonitis in an otherwise healthy host. We describe a patient who developed peritonitis due to the organism after gastric banding operation, which resolved after removal of the gastric band and institution of appropriate antibiotic therapy.
ACCESSION #
48988957

 

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