* non-tuberculous 'atypical mycobacteria
and Clostridium difficile (C difficile).
Now a days, there is a changing pattern of infection from microbial pyogenic organisms to polymicrobial and atypical mycobacteria
which has led to failure of PSI to respond to standard antimicrobial agents.
Su et al.5 proposed a diagnostic criteria for PV which are: (1) Isolation of a pathogenic microbe; (2) clinical presentation of large verrucous plaques with multiple pustules and elevated borders; (3) microscopic findings of pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia with neutrophil- rich microabscesses within the epidermis and dermis; (4) negative culture for deep fungi, atypical mycobacteria
, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis; (5) negative fungal serology test result; and (6) bromide level in the blood within reference range.5 The common organisms isolated from tissue cultures include Staphylococcus aureus, Beta-hemolytic streptococci, P.
Rapidly growing atypical mycobacteria
post unique challenges to clinicians.
Mycobacterial infections in cattle and pigs caused by Mycobacterium avium complex members and atypical mycobacteria
in the Czech Republic during 2000-2004.
reporting tuberculous lymphadenitis as the most common entity among EPTB.2,12,19 On the other hand, 7 positive cases detected by LJ culture and negative on GeneXpert consisted of atypical mycobacteria
confirmed by rate of growth, properties of pigment production and biochemical reactions.
Keywords: Mycobacterium fortuitum, spondylodiscitis, tuberculosis, atypical mycobacteria
Mycobacteria other than tuberculosis (MOTT) also known as nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) and atypical mycobacteria
are organisms that are normally found in environmental soil and water .
Our patient with atypical mycobacteria
was successfully treated with surgical debridement and 6 months of anti-mycobacterial therapy, with 6 months of 2-drug therapy consisting of clarithromycin and rifampin.
Keywords: atypical mycobacteria
, cattle, mycobacteriosis,sensitins, tuberculosis.
Acid-fast mycobacteria that do not produce tuberculosis or Hansen's disease are grouped under non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) or atypical mycobacteria