TITLE

Mycobacterium fortuitum Infection Following Patellar Tendon Repair

AUTHOR(S)
Hetsroni, Iftach; Rosenberg, Howard; Grimm, Patrick; Marx, Robert G.
PUB. DATE
May 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;May2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 5, p1254
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
50505484

 

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