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Title: Mycobacterium abscessus infection following penetrations through wetsuits
Authors: O'Kane, Gabrielle M ;Dickison, P.;Howard, V.;Smith, Saxon D 
Affliation: Central Coast Local Health District
Gosford Hospital
Issue Date: Feb-2019
Source: 60(1):57-59
Journal title: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
Department: Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Abstract: Mycobacterium abscessus is a rapidly growing mycobacterium which is reportedly increasing in prevalence. Infection of the skin and soft tissue with M. abscessus is rare but typically associated with trauma. We present two cases of M. abscessus infection linked by penetration through wetsuits.
DOI: 10.1111/ajd.12915
ISSN: 0004-8380
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Microbiology
Study or Trial: Case Series and Case Reports
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