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Delayed diagnosis of atypical mycobacterial skin and soft tissue infections in non-immunocompromized hosts

Journal Paper/Review - Jan 1, 2008

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Witteck A, Öhlschlegel C, Boggian K. Delayed diagnosis of atypical mycobacterial skin and soft tissue infections in non-immunocompromized hosts. Scand J Infect Dis 2008; 40:877-80.
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Scand J Infect Dis 2008; 40
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Jan 1, 2008
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0036-5548
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877-80
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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.