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CASE REPORT: BACTERIOLOGY
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 69-71

Mycobacterium fortuitum infection following inguinal hernia repair with mesh: A case series


1 Deparment of Microbiology, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur, Kerala, India
2 Deparment of Surgery, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur, Kerala, India

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Kundoly Velayudhan Suseela
Deparment of Microbiology, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-1282.124592

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Rapid growing mycobacteria (RGM) are notorious for chronic infections and non-healing surgical wounds. There are reports of infections of implants by RGM, particularly Mycobacterium fortuitum. These conditions necessitate wound exploration to find out the actual pathogen. Herein, we report three cases of M. fortuitum infection following inguinal hernia repair with mesh.


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