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J Drugs Dermatol. 2015 Jan;14(1):80-3.

Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections following cosmetic laser procedures: a case report and review of the literature.

Abstract

Skin infections are not uncommon after cosmetic laser procedures. Infection rates following ablative laser resurfacing procedures are reported to be as high as 7.6%, compared to 1.9% for fractional ablation. An infrequent yet important infectious complication of ablative laser treatment is that caused by non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM).

PMID:
25607912
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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