Journal of The Academy of Clinical Microbiologists

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

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


Kundoly Velayudhan Suseela1, Oommen Ninan Ashok2, Kizhakke Ambramoli Sathiavathy1 
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

Correspondence Address:
Kundoly Velayudhan Suseela
Deparment of Microbiology, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur, Kerala
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Suseela KV, Ashok ON, Sathiavathy KA. Mycobacterium fortuitum infection following inguinal hernia repair with mesh: A case series.J Acad Clin Microbiol 2013;15:69-71


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Suseela KV, Ashok ON, Sathiavathy KA. Mycobacterium fortuitum infection following inguinal hernia repair with mesh: A case series. J Acad Clin Microbiol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Aug 14 ];15:69-71
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