Rapid growing mycobacterium

Rapid growing mycobacterium

Rapid growing mycobacterium consists of organism of the Mycobacterium fortuitum group and Mycobacterium chelonae/Mycobacterium abscessus group[1] and these usually cause subcutaneous abscesses or cellulitis following trauma in immunocompetent patients.[2]:340

List of rapidly growing Mycobacteria



  • M. kansasasii
  • M. szulgia (scotochromogen at 37*C, photochromogen at 25*C)
  • M. simiae
  • M. marinum



See also


  1. ^ Esteban J, Ortiz-Pérez A (December 2009). "Current treatment of atypical mycobacteriosis". Expert Opin Pharmacother 10 (17): 2787–99.  
  2. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier.  
  3. ^ Mycobacteria: Basic Aspects (1998) edited by Pattisapu R.J. Gangadharam, P.A. Jenkins ISBN 1461377439