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Postsurgical Wound Infection Caused by Mycobacterium conceptionense Identified by Sequencing of 16S rRNA, hsp65, and rpoB Genes in an Immunocompetent Patient

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Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2014 March, Volume 17, Issue 1, pages 23-27.

https://doi.org/10.5145/ACM.2014.17.1.23

Postsurgical Wound Infection Caused by Mycobacterium conceptionense Identified by Sequencing of 16S rRNA, hsp65, and rpoB Genes in an Immunocompetent Patient

Ja Young Lee1*, Si Hyun Kim1,2*, Jeong Hwan Shin1,2, Hyun-Kyung Lee3, Young Min Lee3, Sae Am Song1, Il Kwon Bae4, Chang-Ki Kim5, Kyung Ran Jun1, Hye Ran Kim1, Jeong Nyeo Lee1, Chulhun L. Chang6
1Department of Laboratory Medicine, 2Paik Institute for Clinical Research, and 3Department of Internal Medicine, Inje University College of Medicine, 4Department of Dental Hygiene College of Medical and Life Science, Shilla University, Busan, 5Department of Laboratory Medicine, Korean Institute for Tuberculosis, Osong, 6Department of Laboratory Medicine, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan, Korea

Abstract

Rapidly growing mycobacteria are ubiquitous in the environment and are increasingly being recognized as opportunistic pathogens. Recently, a new species, Mycobacteium conceptionense, has been validated from the Mycobacterium fortuitum third biovariant complex by molecular analysis. However, there are few reports, and postsurgical wound infection by this species is rare. We report a case of postsurgical wound infection caused by M. conceptionense in an immunocompetent patient that was identified by a sequencing analysis of 16S rRNA, hps65, and rpoB genes. (Ann Clin Microbiol 2014;17:23-27)

Keywords

Gene sequencing, Mycobacterium conceptionense, Wound infection