Delayed diagnosis of atypical mycobacterial skin and soft tissue infections in non-immunocompromized hosts
Journal Paper/Review - Jan 1, 2008
Witteck Andrea, Öhlschlegel Christian, Boggian Katia
Relapsing or persisting skin and soft tissue infections after injury with biological materials should prompt consideration of atypical mycobacteria, even in non-immunocompromized hosts. We report 3 cases where diagnosis was delayed for 3-10 months. Insidiously, Mycobacterium marinum infection can occur without any contact to fish tank or swimming pool.