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Pediatr Dermatol. 1997 Jul-Aug;14(4):290-2.

Mycobacterium fortuitum infection occurring after a punch biopsy procedure.

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Department of Dermatology, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland 20889-5600, USA.


Mycobacterium fortuitum is a rapidly growing atypical mycobacterium frequently reported as a postsurgical wound complication from a major surgical procedure. We present a unique case of M. fortuitum infection occurring in a 4-year-old boy after a minor punch biopsy surgical procedure. As far as we know there has been no published case of M. fortuitum occurring after a punch biopsy procedure.

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