What is the role of abdominal and pelvis CT scanning in the workup of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

Updated: Dec 20, 2018
  • Author: Alfred Scott Lea, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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CT scanning of the abdomen and pelvis may be indicated to detect intra-abdominal or retroperitoneal abscesses. It may also be used to evaluate localizing signs or symptoms of soft-tissue infection, especially in patients with a recent history of abdominal wall injections.


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