Mycobacterium abscessus

(redirected from Mycobacterium chelonae subsp abscessus)

Mycobacterium abscessus

A rapidly growing mycobacterium, which is common water contaminant and culprit in chronic lung, middle ear, wound and other cutaneous infections in immunocompromised hosts.

My·co·bac·te·ri·um ab·scessus

(mīkō-bak-tērē-ŭm ab-sesŭs)
Fast-growing Mycobacterium species that causes respiratory and wound infections in humans
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