Disseminated Mycobacterium chelonae subspecies chelonae Infection with Cutaneous and Osseous Manifestations

Joseph J. Drabick, Patrick E. Duffy, Curt P. Samlaska, James M. Scherbenske

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Abstract

A 75-year-old man who had been receiving corticosteroids for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presented with nodulopustular skin lesions, bone pain, and constitutional symptoms. Evaluation revealed a disseminated infection with Mycobacterium chelonae subspecies chelonae, with cutaneous and osseous involvement documented by histopathologic studies and cultures. The bone involvement is a novel observation for this subspecies. The patient was successfully treated with a three-drug regimen of tobramycin sulfate, erythromycin stearate, and ciprofloxacin hydrochloride. We present a discussion of the case in the context of the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1064-1067
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of dermatology
Volume126
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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