Peritonitis due to Mycobacterium fortuitum Following Gastric Banding

Majid, Fahad M. Al
April 2010
Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology;Apr2010, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p113
Academic Journal
Case Study
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.


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