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Mycobacteria infection in an immunocompetent patient with no risk factors: evaluation and management of non-healing majocchi granuloma-type nodule


Atypical mycobacterial infections are more commonly described among immunocompromised patients, although there has been an increasing incidence in recent years of infections in immunocompetent hosts. Normally preceding trauma is a risk factor for infection. We describe a case of Mycobacteria chelonae infection in a healthy individual with no risk factors.

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