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Infections cutanées causées par des mycobactéries à croissance rapide [Skin infections due to rapid-growing mycobacteria].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: Case Reports ; English Abstract ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Rapid-growing mycobacteria (e.g. M. abscessus and M. chelonae) are emerging pathogens with various clinical manifestations. Among immunocompetent individuals, rapid-growing mycobacteria may be responsible of pulmonary, cutaneous, osteoarticular and postoperative infections, as well as lymphadenitis and catheter-associated infections. Among immunocompromised patients, disseminated infections are also observed. Diagnosis relies on specific microbiological investigations to confirm etiology and guide antibiotic treatment. The treatment requires a multi-disciplinary approach that includes specific long-term antibiotic treatment, surgical debridement and reduction of immunosuppression whenever possible.
Adult, Aged, 80 and over, Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use, Debridement, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Mycobacterium Infections/diagnosis, Mycobacterium Infections/therapy, Skin Diseases, Bacterial/diagnosis, Skin Diseases, Bacterial/microbiology
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