• 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)
Heironimus JD, Winn RE, Collins CB. Cutaneous Nonpulmonary Mycobacterium chelonei InfectionSuccessful Treatment With Sulfonamides in an Immunosuppressed Patient. Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(8):1061-1063. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650440091027