Mycobacterium chelonae infection
A31.1 – Cutaneous mycobacterial infection
402981007 – Mycobacterium chelonae infection of skin (disorder)
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls
- Mycobacterium fortuitum has been associated with footbaths at nail salons.
- Mycobacterium abscessus must be differentiated by microbiologic studies.
- Mycobacterium marinum – associated with contaminated aquarium water.
- Mycobacterium ulcerans tends form large, solitary ulcers.
- Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex and Mycobacterium kansasii more commonly infect immunosuppressed patients.