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Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 1990 May;8(5):286-8.

[Mycobacterium fortuitum in patients with chronic renal insufficiency: apropos of 2 cases].

[Article in Spanish]

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  • 1Servicio de Nefrología, Hospital de la Creu Roja, Barcelona.


Mycobacterium fortuitum is a rapidly growing mycobacteria recovered from human infections such as skin, soft tissue, skeletal and pulmonary infectious diseases. We report 2 cases of M. fortuitum isolation from clinical samples from two patients placed on dialysis program. Our clinical findings were: The first, the presence of an abscess in the area of insertion of a CAPD catheter and the second, the detection of a lobar pneumonia in a patient placed on long-term hemodialysis program. We consider this report to be important because of the few reported cases of non tuberculous mycobacterial infections in patients with chronic renal failure.

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