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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021, 9(4), 226-228
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-9-4-5
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Necrotizing Skin and Soft Tissue Infection due to Mycobacteria Wolinskyi Following Abdominoplasty

Eman EL-Sawalhy1, , Wehbi Hnayni1, Abir Tawil2 and Hanady Daas3

1Department of Internal Medicine, Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn, MI

2Department of Pathology, Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn, MI

3Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn, MI

Pub. Date: January 27, 2021

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Eman EL-Sawalhy, Wehbi Hnayni, Abir Tawil and Hanady Daas. Necrotizing Skin and Soft Tissue Infection due to Mycobacteria Wolinskyi Following Abdominoplasty. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021; 9(4):226-228. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-9-4-5


Mycobacteria Wolinskyi is a rapidly growing nontuberculous mycobacterium (RGM) that is associated with skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) following cosmetic surgeries. The infections vary in severity and treatment requires a prolonged course of antibiotics as well as surgical intervention. Around 20 cases have been reported worldwide, only a handful in the United States. In this case report, we present a case of a 30-year-old woman with severe necrotizing infection due to M. Wolinskyi following abdominoplasty abroad.

M.Wolinskyi Cosmetic surgeries necrotizing tissue infections

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