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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 335-337

Mycobacterium chelonae causing chronic wound infection and abdominal incisional hernia

1 Department of Microbiology, CSI Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Surgery, CSI Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Susan Verghese
Department of Microbiology, CSI Hospital, Bengaluru - 560 051, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.134736

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Mycobacterium chelonae is a rapidly growing mycobacterium that is found all over the environment, including sewage and tap water. They are important species associated with chronic non-healing wounds. We report a case in a 41 year old female patient who underwent multiple surgeries for an ovarian cyst, tubo-ovarian abscesses with peritonitis and a repair of an abdominal incisional hernia.

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