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Between October 2012 and August 2014, several Swiss patients developed severe soft tissue infections due to rapidly growing mycobacteria following cosmetic surgery in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Mexico. Infections were caused by Mycobacterium abscessus (n=5), Mycobacterium sp. JAN1 (n=1) and M. conceptionense (n=1). Similar cases may have remained unrecognised due to a lack of notification requirements. Microbiological work-up of medical tourists with infections following cosmetic surgery should include rapidly growing mycobacteria.

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2014-09-18
2017-11-21
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES2014.19.37.20905
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