Mycobacterium goodii Infections Associated with Surgical Implants at Colorado Hospital
Published Date:Oct 2004
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 10(10):1868-1871.
Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Postoperative Wound Infection
Surgical Wound Infection
Funding:U50/CCU812430/CC/ODCDC CDC HHS/United States
Description:From February to October 2003, Mycobacterium goodii wound infections were identified among three patients who received surgical implants at a Colorado hospital. This report summarizes the investigation of the first reported nosocomial outbreak of M. goodii. Increased awareness is needed about the potential for nontuberculous mycobacteria to cause postoperative wound infections.
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