Journal of Medical & Clinical Research & Reviews


Mycobacterium Fortuitum as a Rare Etiology of Red Breast Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Benjamin O. Lawson, Laura Schroeder

Mycobacterium Fortuitum is classified as nontuberculous mycobacterium that is described as rapidly growing mycobacteria as they usually grow in subculture within one week. M. Fortuitum is considered the most common RGM from non-respiratory specimens. There have been few reports regarding M. Fortuitum as cause of Red Breast Syndrome after undergoing breast reconstructive surgery with implants. To our knowledge and after literature
search, this is the first report of M. Fortuitum cultured status post Breast Reconstructive surgery with tissue expander, not an implant and with no acellular dermal matrix utilized.

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