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Mycobacterial infection of breast prosthesis - a conservative treatment: a case report

Abstract : Background
Bacterial infection is a well-known risk of breast implant surgery. It is typically caused by bacterial skin flora, specifically Staphylococcus aureus and the coagulase negative staphylococci. There have been infrequent reports of breast implant infection caused by the atypical mycobacteria, of which Mycobacterium canariasense not yet reported in the literature.
Case presentation
This report summarizes the case of a female patient who underwent mastectomy followed by bilateral breast augmentation and presented approximately three years later with clinical evidence of infected breast prosthesis by Mycobacterium canariasense. One year after thoroughly follow-up, appropriate antibiotherapy and the change of the infected prosthesis, the patient presented no signs of reinfection.
Our case demonstrates that Mycobacterium canariasense should be considered as a new potential cause of infected breast prosthesis.
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David Atallah, Nadine El Kassis, George Araj, Marwan Nasr, Roy Nasnas, et al.. Mycobacterial infection of breast prosthesis - a conservative treatment: a case report. BMC Infectious Diseases, BioMed Central, 2014, 14 (1), pp.238. ⟨inserm-00990045⟩



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