A case report of disseminated M. chelonae infection

AUTHORS

Batool Sharifi-Mood 1 , * , M Naderi 1

1 Tropical and Infectious disease dept, Faculty of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and health services, Zahedan, Iran.

How to Cite: Sharifi-Mood B , Naderi M. A case report of disseminated M. chelonae infection, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2002 ; 4(4):e95311.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 4 (4); e95311
Published Online: December 16, 2002
Article Type: Case Report
Received: November 28, 2002
Accepted: December 03, 2002
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Abstract

Mycobacterium chelonae is a nontuberculosis mycobacterium, rapidly growing and
nonpigmented pathogen. Major clinical syndromes associated with this infection include skin and
soft tissue disease and skeletal infection, but disseminated skin and soft tissue lesions occurs almost
exclusively in the setting of immunosuppresion, especially AIDS. Disseminated infection and
multiple organs involvement due to M. chelonian are very rare in normal host.
We report a case of disseminated M. chelonae infection with multiple organ involvement in a 4-
years old girl.

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