Post liposuction Mycobacterium abscessus surgical site infection in a returned medical tourist complicated by a paradoxical reaction during treatment

  • Siong H. Hui Department of Infectious Diseases, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Australia.
  • Lisa Noonan Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Sydney South West Pathology Services, Liverpool Hospital, Australia.
  • Ruchir Chavada | ruchirchavda@gmail.com Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Pathology North Gosford Hospital, Australia.

Abstract

Rapidly growing mycobacterial skin and soft tissue infections are known to complicate cosmetic surgical procedures. Treatment consists of more surgery and prolonged antibiotic therapy guided by drug susceptibility testing. Paradoxical reactions occurring during antibiotic therapy can further complicate treatment of non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections. We report a case of post liposuction Mycobacterium abscessus surgical site infection in a returned medical tourist and occurrence of paradox during treatment.

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2015-12-22
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Mycobacterium abscessus, cosmetic surgical procedures, surgical site infections, medical tourism
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Hui, S. H., Noonan, L., & Chavada, R. (2015). Post liposuction Mycobacterium abscessus surgical site infection in a returned medical tourist complicated by a paradoxical reaction during treatment. Infectious Disease Reports, 7(4). https://doi.org/10.4081/idr.2015.6304