Research Article

NONTUBERCULOUS MYCOBACTERIA INFECTION FOLLOWING LAPAROSCOPIC HERNIA REPAIR

DR. B. V. RAMANA, DR . Y. MUTHESWARAIAH, DR. A. CHAUDHURY


Abstract:

A 44 years male with umbilical hernia who underwent a planned laparoscopic surgery was readmitted after 6 weeks for swelling and abscess involving anterior abdominal wall. Gram smear and bacterial culture did not yield any organism. Diagnosis of atypical mycobacteria rapid grower was made which was confirmed later to be M. fortuitum. This case highlights the importance of strict aseptic precautions even during the minor procedures.

Keyword:

Atypical mycobacteria, M. Fortuitum, Surgical Site Infections