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.
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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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