Which histologic findings are characteristic of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

Updated: Dec 20, 2018
  • Author: Alfred Scott Lea, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Histologic findings may reveal acute inflammation, microabscesses, granulomas (with or without caseation), and/or diffuse granulomatous inflammation. Special tissue stains for AFB may or may not reveal organisms.


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