MARK R. ECKMAN, M.D.
To the editor: Benign skin infections by uncultivatable mycobacteria were originally described in Sweden by Gellerstedt in 1944 (1) and subsequently reviewed by Feldman and Hershfield in 1974 (2). We have recently seen two patients with similar conditions.
Case 1: After minor trauma a 32-year-old Minnesota woman developed a tender lesion over the right foot which worsened over a month and was biopsied on 7 February 1980. The general examination and laboratory studies, including chest roentgenogram and a 5-TU purified protein derivative (PPD) skin test, were negative. The initial lesion was an erythematous, slightly elevated nodule over a prominence
ECKMAN MR. Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Skin Infections. Ann Intern Med. ;94:414–415. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-3-414_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(3):414-415.
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