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Mycobacterium Malmoense


Other Names for this Disease
  • M. Malmoense
  • Mycobacterium Malmoense infection
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How are mycobacterium malmoense infections contracted?

M. Malmoense infection may be acquired by breathing in or ingesting the bacteria, or through trauma, such as an injury or surgical incision.[1] People who have suppressed immune systems are at an increased risk for developing signs and symptoms from these infections.[1]
Last updated: 9/5/2013

References
  1. Bhambri S, Bhambri A, Del Rosso JQ. Atypical mycobacterial cutaneous infections. Dermatol Clin. 2009 Jan;27(1):63-73; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18984369. Accessed 9/5/2013.
  2. Scheinfeld NS. Atypical mycobacterial diseases. MedScape. Feb 11, 2013; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1105570-overview. Accessed 9/5/2013.
  3. El-Maaytah M, Shah P, Jerjes W, Upile T, Ayliffe P. Cervical lymphadenitis due to Mycobacterium malmoense. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Jul;68(7):1690-4. ; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20417008. Accessed 9/5/2013.