alexa Mycobacterial Abscessus Infection at Hernioplasty Site:
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Case Report

Mycobacterial Abscessus Infection at Hernioplasty Site: A Rare Case Report

Meghna M Patel*, Shrikant Hiremath, KR.Patel and JA Sisodia

Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Vadodara - 390001, Gujarat, India.

*Corresponding Author:
Meghna M Patel
Department of Pulmonary Medicine
Govt. Medical College, Vadodara - 390001
Gujarat, India.
Mobile: +91 9727704606

Received: 28/02/2014 Accepted: 14/03/2014 Revised: 09/03/2014



Mycobacterium abscessus is rapid grower non tuberculouar mycobacteria. As this organism grows rapidly on culture media it is known as rapid grower. It can cause skin and soft tissue infection following surgery, trauma or injection.Here we are presenting a case of Myco. abscessus infection in 43 year old immunocompetent patient who underwent hernioplasty surgery. Myco. Abscessus was isolated from pus by genotype mycobacterium CM test method. For treatment, pus was drained and antituberculous medication started according to drug sensitivity report.


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