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Infect Chemother. 2008 Oct;40(5):292-296. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.3947/ic.2008.40.5.292
Park DW , Kim JE , Back SY , Park HS , Son CN , Ahn SE , Park H , Jang SH , Paik SS , Choi CH , Choi TY , Pai H .
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. paihj@hanyang.ac.kr
Department of Histopathology, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of laboratory Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

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.

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