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Title: Mycobacterial skin and soft tissue infections: TB or not TB?
Authors: Van Mechelen, Maarten
Van der Hilst, Jeroen
Gyssens, I. C.
Messiaen, Peter
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: VAN ZUIDEN COMMUNICATIONS
Citation: NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 76(6), p. 269-274
Abstract: Non-tuberculous mycobacteria are a known cause of skin and soft tissue infections. However, only too often it takes inordinately long to arrive at the appropriate diagnosis and start treatment. Actively searching for predilection factors, exposure risks and specific clinical clues may speed up the diagnostic process. Deep tissue biopsy cultures are indispensable to determine the species and strain of mycobacterium, with important consequences for treatment. Less well known as a causative agent of prolonged tenosynovitis is Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We present a case series and performed a literature search concerning mycobacterial tenosynovitis.
Notes: [van Mechelen, M.; van der Hilst, J.; Gyssens, I. C.; Messiaen, P.] Jessa Hosp, Dept Infect Dis & Immun, Hasselt, Belgium. [van der Hilst, J.; Gyssens, I. C.; Messiaen, P.] Hasselt Univ, BIOMED Res Inst, Hasselt, Belgium. [Gyssens, I. C.] Hasselt Univ, Res Grp Immunol & Biochem, Fac Med, Hasselt, Belgium. [Gyssens, I. C.] Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Med Ctr, Dept Internal Med, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/28823
ISI #: 000444708800003
ISSN: 0300-2977
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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