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Mycobacterium fortuitum

Other Names for this Disease
  • M. Fortuitum
  • Mycobacterium Fortuitum infection
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  • Following surgery for a mastectomy with a subsequent implant of a tissue expander and alloderm, I developed an infection which was identified as mycrobacterium fortuitum. Could this be a hospital acquired infection and does this type of infection get reported to the department of health? Click here for answer