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Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2018 Jun 29. doi: 10.4103/ijdvl.IJDVL_873_17. [Epub ahead of print]

Vacuum sealing drainage: A novel treatment method for primary cutaneous Mycobacterium intracellulare infection.

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1
Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.
2
Department of Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology for Skin Diseases and STIs, Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.

Abstract

The incidence of primary cutaneous Mycobacterium intracellulare infection is very low. We report a case of primary cutaneous M. intracellulare infection which presented as painful erythematous swelling of the right upper limb without systemic involvement. A novel technique of vacuum sealing drainage was successfully implemented after antimycobacterial treatment proved ineffective at the end of 3 months. Our technique also revealed some additional practical advantages.

KEYWORDS:

Cutaneous; Mycobacterium intracellulare; primary; vacuum sealing drainage

PMID:
29974888
DOI:
10.4103/ijdvl.IJDVL_873_17
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