J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2012 Aug;47(4):293-298. 10.4055/jkoa.2012.47.4.293.

Chronic Granulomatous Infection of Soft Tissue Complicated by Trauma of a Lower Leg

  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kwangju Christian Hospital, Gwangju, Korea. stemcellchoi@yahoo.co.kr


Chronic granulomatous infection of the skin and soft tissue by nontuberculous mycobacteria in patients with normal immune system is rarely reported. This case was about a child patient, with normal immune system, whose lower leg was lacerated after a slip down in the Philippines and it was previously treated at a hospital in the Philippines. After a couple of surgical debridement of the wound, the cause of the soft tissue infection was found to be a combined infection of nontuberculous mycobacteria and mycobacterium tuberculosis. We present a case that has been rare in Korea, but common overseas.


mycobacterium tuberculosis; nontuberculous mycobacteria; soft tissue infections; skin infections
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