Which Mycobacterium species cause nongonococcal infectious tenosynovitis?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018
  • Author: Mark R Foster, MD, PhD, FACS; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Several Mycobacterium species have been cultured following animal contacts or simple lacerations/puncture wounds, including the following:

  • M terrae
  • M marinum
  • M intracellulare
  • M avium
  • M kansasii
  • M asiatica
  • M bovis
  • M malmoense

Infection with Mycobacterium species may be suspected in chronic, more indolent infections. Late or missed diagnosis can lead to disastrous outcomes. [15, 16, 17]


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