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Journal of the Korean Wound Management Society 2012;8(2): 80-83.
비결핵성 마이코박테리아로 인한 피부 및 연조직 감염
정연진ㆍ김상화ㆍ서보미ㆍ이중호ㆍ안상태ㆍ이종원
가톨릭대학교 의과대학 성형외과학교실
Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Due to Nontuberculous Mycobacteria
Yeon Jin Jeong, Sang Wha Kim, Bommie F. Seo, Jung Ho Lee, Sang Tae Ahn, Jong Won Rhie
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  Published online: 30 November 2012.
ABSTRACT
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are important cause of superficial infection associated with contaminated environment and invasive procedures especially in the immunocompromised patients. Diagnosis of NTM infection is often difficult because the routine bacterial culture cannot detect the NTM, and it has no reponse to routine empirical antibiotics. Therefore, a high index of clinical suspicion is essential for diagnosis and treatment of NTM cutaneous infection. (J Korean Wound Management Soc 2012;8:80-83)
Key Words: Nontuberculous mycobacteria, Soft tissue infections, Wound infection
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