Mycobacterial infection of breast prosthesis - a conservative treatment: a case report - Archive ouverte HAL Access content directly
Journal Articles BMC Infectious Diseases Year : 2014

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

(1) , (1) , (2) , (3) , (4) , (5) , (6)
1
2
3
4
5
6
Nadine El Kassis
  • Function : Author
  • PersonId : 956148
George Araj
  • Function : Author
  • PersonId : 956149
Marwan Nasr
  • Function : Author
  • PersonId : 956150
Roy Nasnas
  • Function : Author
  • PersonId : 956151
Nicolas Veziris
Dolla Sarkis
  • Function : Author
  • PersonId : 956152

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.
Conclusion
Our case demonstrates that Mycobacterium canariasense should be considered as a new potential cause of infected breast prosthesis.
Fichier principal
Vignette du fichier
1471-2334-14-238.pdf (128.94 Ko) Télécharger le fichier
Vignette du fichier
1471-2334-14-238.xml (33.54 Ko) Télécharger le fichier
Origin : Publisher files allowed on an open archive
Format : Other
Loading...

Dates and versions

inserm-00990045 , version 1 (13-05-2014)

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : inserm-00990045 , version 1

Cite

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, 2014, 14 (1), pp.238. ⟨inserm-00990045⟩
227 View
460 Download

Share

Gmail Facebook Twitter LinkedIn More