Surgical Site Infection due To Mycobacterium mageritense and Literature Review
- *Corresponding Author:
- Yoshihiko Ogawa
Center for Infectious Diseases
Nara Medical University, Nara, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 07, 2016; Accepted date: June 15, 2016; Published date: June 17, 2016
Citation: Ogawa Y, Ito S, Nakano R, Kasahara K, Kuwahara M, et al. (2016) Surgical Site Infection due To Mycobacterium mageritense and Literature Review . J Infect Dis Ther 4: 283. doi:10.4172/2332-0877.1000283
Copyright: © Ogawa Y, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Surgical site infection due to Mycobacterium mageritense is reported in an 85-year-old Japanese woman. In this patient, a mesh patch was inserted to close a ventral hernia and surgical site infection occurred 7 days postoperatively. The isolate was confirmed to be Mycobacterium mageritense by analysis of the 16S rRNA and rpoB genes. The infection was successfully treated with negative pressure wound therapy and long-term antibiotics without removal of the mesh patch.