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BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2016-217722
  • CASE REPORT

Mycobacterium szulgai infection in the flexor sheath of the right index finger in an immunocompetent patient

  1. Catherine A Cosgrove2
  1. 1St George's University of London, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Infectious Diseases, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Angela Bartolf, angelabartolf{at}gmail.com
  • Accepted 31 December 2016
  • Published 13 March 2017

Summary

A 53-year-old woman was identified with Mycobacterium szulgai infection in the flexor sheath of the right index finger. Tissue was debrided at operation, and the patient was successfully treated with appropriate antimicrobials. M. szulgai is a rare cause of non-tubercular mycobacterium infection worldwide, and there are currently no clear guidelines on diagnosis and management. This is the first case reporting M. szulgai infection in the flexor sheath of the right index finger of a non-immunocompromised patient in the UK.

Footnotes

  • Contributors CAC cared for the patient and initiated publishing the unique case. AB reviewed the clinical case in details and completed the literature search. CAC and AB contributed to refinement of the article and approved the final manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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