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Mycobacterium chelonae complex bacteremia from a post-renal transplant patient: case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20093766     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In this report we present a case of a young lady with abdominal abscesses and septicemia caused by Mycobacterium chelonae complex. Identification of the organism and initiation of the appropriate antimicrobial therapy was delayed, resulting in significant morbidity and multiple hospital admissions. Gram staining of these organisms from blood culture can be easily overlooked or confused with either debris or diptheroids. We concluded that detection of Gram-positive rod colonies should prompt an acid-fast stain to distinguish diphtheroids from rapidly growing mycobacteria in immunosuppressed patients.
Authors:
Ali Mohammed Somily; Awadh Raheel Al-Anazi; Hanan Ahmed Babay; Abdulkarim Ibraheem Al-Aska; Mugbil Ahmed Al-Hedaithy; Waleed Khalid Al-Hamoudi; Ahmad Amer Al Boukai; Mohammed Sarwar Sabri; Sahar Isa AlThawadi; Abdelmageed Mohamed Kambal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  63     ISSN:  1884-2836     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-22     Completed Date:  2010-05-04     Revised Date:  2012-06-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100893704     Medline TA:  Jpn J Infect Dis     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, Microbiology Unit, King Khalid University Hospital, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. ali.somily@gmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abdominal Abscess / diagnosis,  microbiology
Adult
Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use
Bacteremia / diagnosis*,  microbiology
Bacteriological Techniques / methods
Female
Humans
Immunocompromised Host
Kidney Transplantation / adverse effects
Microscopy
Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous / diagnosis*,  microbiology
Mycobacterium chelonae / isolation & purification*
Staining and Labeling / methods
Time Factors
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antitubercular Agents

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