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Article
August 1984

Cutaneous Nonpulmonary Mycobacterium chelonei InfectionSuccessful Treatment With Sulfonamides in an Immunosuppressed Patient

Author Affiliations

USAF; USAF; USAF

From the Nephrology Service (Drs Heironimus and Collins) and the Infectious Disease Service (Dr Winn), Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Tex.

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(8):1061-1063. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650440091027
Abstract

• A 52-year-old man, who had received immunosuppressive therapy for four years after renal transplantation, had a deep-set skin infection in his thigh caused by Mycobacterium chelonei. In vitro studies indicated that the organism was resistant to antimycobacterial agents but potentially sensitive to high-dose sulfonamide therapy. Repeated surgical excisions failed to eradicate the infection, as documented by histopathologic examination. The combination of a reduced dose of immunosuppressive medication and the administration of high-dose sulfonamide therapy resulted in clinical recovery.

(Arch Dermatol 1984;120:1061-1063)

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