Mycobacterium fortuitum (with M. chelonei, M. borstelense, and M. abscessus)
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.
KeywordsAnkylose Spondylitis Pleural Fluid Part Versus Corneal Infection Mycobacterium Fortuitum
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