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Cutaneous infection with Mycobacterium fortuitum : An unusual presentation

Keywords: Cutaneous infection , Immunocompetent host , Mycobacterium fortuitum

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Cutaneous infection with rapidly growing mycobacteria is uncommon and its diagnosis can be missed unless there is strong clinical suspicion coupled with microbiological confirmation. We report a case of localized recurrent soft tissue swelling of the foot by Mycobacterium fortuitum in a healthy adult male. The case is being reported for its uncommon clinical presentation and the associated etiological agent. The patient recovered completely following therapy with amikacin and clarithromycin.


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