Korean J Dermatol.  2005 Jun;43(6):852-855.

A Case of Skin Infection Caused by Mycobacterium abscessus

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. eslee@smc.samsung.co.kr

Abstract

We report a case of cutaneous Mycobacterium (M.) abscessus infection in a 57-year-old healthy woman who presented with an erythematous plaque on her cheek. No previous trauma history was reported. A skin biopsy specimen revealed an abscess and granuloma as well as some acid-fast bacilli in the dermis. The microorganism was identified as M. abscessus by culture and PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. The patient was treated with clarithromycin and ciprofloxacin. After 6 months, the skin lesion had been resolved.

Keyword

Mycobacterium abscessus; Skin infection

MeSH Terms

Abscess
Biopsy
Cheek
Ciprofloxacin
Clarithromycin
Dermis
Female
Granuloma
Humans
Middle Aged
Mycobacterium*
Skin*
Ciprofloxacin
Clarithromycin
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