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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 495-497

Extensive infection of face by mycobacterium chelonae: An unusual presentation

Hurkisondas Nurrotumdas Hospital, Girgaon, Mumbai, India

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Swapna A Mali
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.139904

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Mycobacterium chelonae is a rapidly growing mycobacteria, causes cutaneous, soft tissue, and rarely lung infections. Here we present a rare case of extensive infection of face at multiple sites by Mycobacterium chelonae, with an unusual presentation, diagnosed by using conventional methods.

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