Mycobacterium fortuitum Infection Following Patellar Tendon Repair

Hetsroni, Iftach; Rosenberg, Howard; Grimm, Patrick; Marx, Robert G.
May 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;May2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 5, p1254
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 40-year-old man who suffered from Mycobacterium fortuitum infection following his patellar tendon repair. He experienced surgical wound erythema and drainage with chills and fever after the surgery. As a treatment, he underwent a surgical antimicrobial therapy which healed his wound and removed his skin sutures. It explains that treatment of the infection is usually difficult since the bacterium is resistant to antitubercular agents and other antibiotics.


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