Mycobacterium chelonae


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My·co·bac·te·ri·um che·lo·'nae

rapid-growing mycobacterium (Runyon group IV) that causes sporadic infection in any tissue or organ system in humans following cardiothoracic surgery, peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, augmentation mammoplasty, arthroplasty, and immunocompromised patients.

My·co·bac·te·ri·um che·lo·'nae subsp. ab·sces·'sus

a bacterial species originally found in a traumatic infection of the knee.

My·co·bac·te·ri·um che·lo·nae

(mī'kō-bak-tēr'ē-ŭm kē-lō'nē)
Rapidly growing mycobacterium that causes sporadic infection following cardiothoracic surgery, peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, augmentation mammaplasty, and arthroplasty, and in immunocompromised patients.
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A novel gene, erm(41), confers inducible macrolide resistance to clinical isolates of Mycobacterium abscessus but is absent from Mycobacterium chelonae. Antimicrob Agents Chemother.
Disk diffusion testing with polymyxin and amikacin for differentiation of Mycobacterium fortuitum and Mycobacterium chelonae. J Clin Microbiol.
Known strain Klebsiella pneumoniae Known strain Listeria monocytogenes Known strain Mycobacterium chelonae Known strain Mycobacterium abscessus Known strain Mycobacterium avium Known strain Mycobacterium gordonae Known strain Mycobacterium intracellulare Known strain Mycobacterium kansasii Known strain Mycobacterium lentiflavum Known strain Neisseria meningitidis Known strain Neisseria spp.
Khoury, "Recalcitrant post-LASIK Mycobacterium chelonae keratitis eradicated after the use of fourth-generation fluoroquinolone," Ophthalmology, vol.
AFB culture and stain were positive for the rapid grower, Mycobacterium chelonae. Initially, she was started on dual antibiotic regimen of linezolid 600 mg twice daily and azithromycin 250 mg daily.
Mycobacterium fortuitum, Mycobacterium chelonae, and Mycobacterium abscessus are three species of RGM responsible for the majority of clinical cases of skin and soft tissue infections in the United States [6].
The nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) species is composed of species other than the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, which consists of Mycobacterium chelonae, Mycobacterium africanum, Mycobacterium bovis, and Mycobacterium leprae.
In recent studies [4, 11-15], cefoxitin and meropenem have been reported to show some activity against Mycobacterium abscessus, Mycobacterium chelonae, and Mycobacterium fortuitum, whereas Mycobacterium kansasii has been shown to be susceptible to clarithromycin and linezolid.
ABSTRACT--We collected fish from the Missouri River, Montana, to investigate a 1984 finding of Mycobacterium chelonae (reclassified as M.
In reported cases, among the five patients who died, two patients had Mycobacterium mucogenicum BSI, one each patient had Mycobacterium abscessus, Mycobacterium chelonae, and Mycobacterium arupense BSI.
In addition to that, improper sterilisation of instruments can give rise to port site infection including that due to Mycobacterium chelonae. [4]

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