Mycobacterium intracellulare as a cause of a recurrent granulomatous tenosynovitis of the hand

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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We report a case of recurrent granulomatous tenosynovitis with M. intracellulare in a 55-year-old HIV negative diabetic woman. Identification of the causative agent further than belonging to the M. avium-intracellulare complex is provided by specific PCR-amplification of genomic DNA and sequencing of an hypervariable region within its 16S RNA gene. Sixteen months antibiotic regimen of rifabutin and clarithromycin led to a complete resolution of the tenosynovitis

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