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Tsukamurella: an unrecognized mimic of atypical mycobacterial keratitis? The first case report.
Cornea. 2010 Mar; 29(3):362-4.C

Abstract

PURPOSE

The purpose of this study was to report on Tsukamurella as a mimic of atypical mycobacterial infection.

METHODS

We report a patient who had received repeated corneal grafts with culture-proven Tsukamurella keratitis.

RESULTS

A slow-progressing corneal abscess that initially developed adjacent to a corneal stitch responded poorly to empiric antibiotic treatment. A preliminary culture report revealed fast-growing mycobacterial species. Treatment adjustments successfully controlled the disease. A final diagnosis of Tsukamurella was subsequently made on the basis of cultures.

CONCLUSIONS

Tsukamurella exhibits laboratory similarities to mycobacteria and should be considered in the differential of atypical infection of the ocular surface.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20098312

Citation

Tam, Patrick M K., et al. "Tsukamurella: an Unrecognized Mimic of Atypical Mycobacterial Keratitis? the First Case Report." Cornea, vol. 29, no. 3, 2010, pp. 362-4.
Tam PM, Young AL, Cheng L, et al. Tsukamurella: an unrecognized mimic of atypical mycobacterial keratitis? The first case report. Cornea. 2010;29(3):362-4.
Tam, P. M., Young, A. L., Cheng, L., Congdon, N., & Lam, P. T. (2010). Tsukamurella: an unrecognized mimic of atypical mycobacterial keratitis? The first case report. Cornea, 29(3), 362-4. https://doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0b013e3181ae2594
Tam PM, et al. Tsukamurella: an Unrecognized Mimic of Atypical Mycobacterial Keratitis? the First Case Report. Cornea. 2010;29(3):362-4. PubMed PMID: 20098312.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Tsukamurella: an unrecognized mimic of atypical mycobacterial keratitis? The first case report. AU - Tam,Patrick M K, AU - Young,Alvin L, AU - Cheng,Lulu, AU - Congdon,Nathan, AU - Lam,Philip T H, PY - 2010/1/26/entrez PY - 2010/1/26/pubmed PY - 2010/5/8/medline SP - 362 EP - 4 JF - Cornea JO - Cornea VL - 29 IS - 3 N2 - PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to report on Tsukamurella as a mimic of atypical mycobacterial infection. METHODS: We report a patient who had received repeated corneal grafts with culture-proven Tsukamurella keratitis. RESULTS: A slow-progressing corneal abscess that initially developed adjacent to a corneal stitch responded poorly to empiric antibiotic treatment. A preliminary culture report revealed fast-growing mycobacterial species. Treatment adjustments successfully controlled the disease. A final diagnosis of Tsukamurella was subsequently made on the basis of cultures. CONCLUSIONS: Tsukamurella exhibits laboratory similarities to mycobacteria and should be considered in the differential of atypical infection of the ocular surface. SN - 1536-4798 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20098312/Tsukamurella:_an_unrecognized_mimic_of_atypical_mycobacterial_keratitis_The_first_case_report_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0b013e3181ae2594 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -