Mycobacterium fortuitum (with M. chelonei, M. borstelense, and M. abscessus)

  • John S. Chapman
Part of the Topics in Infectious Disease book series (CTID)


These several organisms are considered under the same heading both for convenience and as a result of uncertainty. Bacteriologists have not reached complete agreement as to the exact relationship among them. Clinical studies and reports often antedate the separation of M. abscessus but present infections that seem clearly to result from the organism now known by that name. Mycobacterium borstelense and M. chelonei appear as organisms in a number of reports but are thought (see below) to be identical with M. abscessus.


Ankylose Spondylitis Pleural Fluid Part Versus Corneal Infection Mycobacterium Fortuitum 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • John S. Chapman
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  1. 1.University of Texas Southwestern Medical SchoolDallasUSA

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