Hernia repair mesh-associated Mycobacterium goodii infection

Muhammad R. Sohail, Jerry D. Smilack

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We report on a patient with an abdominal wall abscess that developed after an inguinal hernia repair that utilized synthetic mesh. Mycobacterium goodii, a recently recognized, rapidly growing mycobacterium related to M. smegmatis, was isolated both from the abdominal wall aspirate and from surgically drained material. Infection resolved following thorough debridement, mesh removal, and prolonged antimicrobial therapy. This case report extends our understanding of the spectrum of M. goodii infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2858-2860
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)


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