Cutaneous Disease

Mycobacteria can be directly inoculated to the skin of the head and neck area or disseminated hematogenously in immunosuppressed patients. Plaques, papules, ulcers, or nodules are the common presentations. The most common agents are the M. fortuitum group, Mycobacteria chelonae, M. abscessus, Mycobacteria marinum ("fish tank granuloma" or "swimming pool granuloma"), Mycobacteria ulcerans ("Buruli ulcer," found in Australia and tropical countries) M. kansasii, M. haemophilum, M. porcinum, M. smegmatis, M. genavense, M. lacus, M. novocastrense, M. houstonense, M. goodii, M. immunogenum, and M. mageritense.

0 0

Post a comment