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

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Mycobacterium chelonae
Skin Manifestations
Bone and Bones
Skin
Tobramycin
Ciprofloxacin
Infection
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Observation
Pain
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Therapeutics

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  • Dermatology

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Drabick, Joseph J. ; Duffy, Patrick E. ; Samlaska, Curt P. ; Scherbenske, James M. / Disseminated Mycobacterium chelonae subspecies chelonae Infection with Cutaneous and Osseous Manifestations. In: Archives of dermatology. 1990 ; Vol. 126, No. 8. pp. 1064-1067.
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