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Post-traumatic Infrapatellar Bursitis due to Mycobacterium fortuitum in an Immunocompetent Patient
Dong Won Park, M.D.1, Ji Eun Kim, M.D.1 , Su Young Back, M.D.1 , Hye Sun Park, M.D.1, Chang Nam Son, M.D.1, Seong Eun Ahn, M.D.1, HyeJeong Park, M.D.1 , Si Hyong Jang, M.D.2, Seung Sam Paik, M.D.2, Chung Hyuk Choi, M.D.3 , Tae-Yeal Choi, M.D.4 and Hyunjoo Pai, M.D.1
1Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, 2Department of Histopathology, 3Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 4Department of laboratory Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Vol.40 Num.5 (p292~296)
Mycobacterium fortuitum is a rare pathogen, frequently found in water, soil, animals and plant materials. It can cause infections involving skin, soft tissue and skeletal system after direct inoculation of the pathogen through surgical traumas, punctures and injections. We report a case of infrapatellar bursitis caused by M. fortuitum in an immunocompetent, 42-year-old female, which occurred after bicycle trauma. She experienced marked improvement after surgical excision and debridement of the wound site and antimicrobial therapy.
Keywords : Mycobacterium fortuitum, Rapidly growing mycobacteria, Trauma, Bursitis, Immunocompetent