Gastric lap-band infection due to Mycobacterium abscessus presenting as new-onset ascites in a cirrhotic patient

Allon Kahn, Neera Agrwal, Elizabeth J. Carey, James A. Madura, Winston R. Hewitt, Karen L. Lambert, Thomas Grys, Holenarasipur R. Vikram

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Abstract

Nontuberculous mycobacteria are ubiquitous environmental organisms that are infrequently implicated as pathogens. Peritoneal infection with nontuberculous mycobacteria is rare and published reports are most commonly associated with peritoneal dialysis. This study describes a case of a 41-year-old woman with cirrhosis who had Mycobacterium abscessus peritonitis and an abdominal abscess resulting from infection of a remotely placed gastric band (Lap-Band; Apollo Endosurgery, Inc).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)632-635
Number of pages4
JournalInfectious Diseases
Volume48
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Ascites
  • Cirrhosis
  • Gastric band
  • Mycobacteria peritonitis
  • Mycobacterium abscessus
  • Nontuberculous mycobacteria
  • Obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Medicine(all)

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    Kahn, A., Agrwal, N., Carey, E. J., Madura, J. A., Hewitt, W. R., Lambert, K. L., Grys, T., & Vikram, H. R. (2016). Gastric lap-band infection due to Mycobacterium abscessus presenting as new-onset ascites in a cirrhotic patient. Infectious Diseases, 48(8), 632-635. https://doi.org/10.3109/23744235.2016.1143116