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Skin and Soft Tissue Infection Caused by Mycobacterium abscessus Developed after Intramuscular Injection: A Case Report
Minkyu Kim1, Yerl-Bo Sung1, and Baek-Nam Kim2
Departments of 1Orthopedic Surgery and 2Internal Medi¬cine, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea
Vol.44 Num.2 (p67~70)
Mycobacterium abscessus is a rapidly-growing bacterium which spreads everywhere in the natural world. Lung infection is the most common infection that it causes, but skin and soft tissue infections can occur after injections, operations, or other trauma. We report a case of subcutaneous infection caused by M. abscessus followed by an intra¬muscular injection.
Keywords : Mycobacterium abscessus, Skin and soft tissue infection, Intramuscular injection, Clarithromycin