A Case of Cutaneous Mycobacterium chelonae in Common Variable Immunodeficiency

Mycobacterium chelonae is a rare acid fast bacilli that grows rapidly when compared to other members of the Mycobacteria genus. Localized cutaneous infections (i.e. cellulitis/ abscess) are common in immunocompetent patients, but in an immune compromised host disseminated infections are more prevalent. Disseminated cutaneous manifestations most commonly present in patients who are immunosuppressed by malignancy, corticosteroid therapy, various immunomodulating drugs used in organ transplantation or secondary immunodeficiencies1.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letters Source Type: research

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