Revista Medica Herediana
versión On-line ISSN 1729-214X
BERROCAL KASAY, Alfredo et al. Tenosinovitis caused by Mycobacterium chelonae: Report of a case. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2004, vol.15, n.4, pp. 229-231. ISSN 1729-214X.
We report a patient with a diagnosis of synovial tenosynovitis who developed septic tenosinovitis with cold abscess on right hand, after a local punction. Mycobacterium chelonae a fast-growing mycobacteria, was isolated. We discuss aspects related to differential diagnosis, epidemiology, risk factors. diagnostic procedures and issues related to treatment of this nosocomial infection. (Rev Med Hered 2004;15:229-231).