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A Case of Ankle Osteomyelitis Caused by Mycobacterium abscessus

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The proportion of non-tuberculous mycobacteria to Mycobacterium tuberculosis cultivated in the laboratory has been recently increasing. Numerous skin and soft tissue infections have been reported, while osteomyelitis is reported very rarely. A delayed diagnosis can cause a wide range of bone destruction and joint contracture, which highlights the importance of early recognition of osteomyelitis. Here we report a case of ankle osteomyelitis caused by Mycobacterium abscessus and treatment failure due to delayed diagnosis.

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Seo, H. , Son, J. , Park, J. and Kim, J. (2015) A Case of Ankle Osteomyelitis Caused by Mycobacterium abscessus. Journal of Tuberculosis Research, 3, 107-112. doi: 10.4236/jtr.2015.33016.

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