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Tenosynovitis due to Mycobacterium avium intracellulare and Mycobacterium chelonei: report of two cases with review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9641515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Atypical mycobacteria can induce soft tissue infections such as tenosynovitis. We observed one case of finger flexor tendon tenosynovitis infected with Mycobacterium avium intracellulare and one case of knee and ankle arthritis with lateral peroneal tendon tenosynovitis due to M. chelonei. In the first patient, a tenosynovectomy only was performed leading to resolution of the infection. The second patient was immunocompromised as a result of corticosteroid therapy and the mycobacterial infection was treated with tenosynovectomy and multidrug chemotherapy. This patient died from infectious pneumonitis. Previously reported cases of infectious tenosynovitis due to these atypical mycobacteria are reviewed.
E Toussirot; A Chevrolet; D Wendling
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0770-3198     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-11     Completed Date:  1998-08-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  152-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Jean Minjoz, Besançon, France.
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MeSH Terms
Fatal Outcome
Mycobacterium Infections, Atypical / diagnosis*
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Infection / diagnosis*
Mycobacterium chelonae / isolation & purification*
Tenosynovitis / microbiology*

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