Mycobacterium Chelonae Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 20, 2018
  • Author: Alfred Scott Lea, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What is the pathophysiology of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What is the pathophysiology of healthcare-associated mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What are the risk factors for ocular mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What the less common sites for mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What is the prevalence of mycobacterium chelonae infection in the US?

What is the global prevalence of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What is the mortality associated with mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What are the racial predilections of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What are the sexual predilections of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What is the prognosis of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What is included in patient education about mycobacterium chelonae infection?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

Which physical findings are characteristic of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What causes mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What are the possible complications of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Mycobacterium Chelonae?

Workup

How is mycobacterium chelonae lung disease diagnosed?

What is the primary testing methodology for the diagnosis of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What is the role of swab culture in the workup of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

Which lab tests are performed in the workup of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What is the role of susceptibility testing in the treatment of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What is the role of chest radiography in the workup of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What is the role of chest CT scanning in the diagnosis of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What is the role of abdominal and pelvis CT scanning in the workup of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What is the role of bone imaging, MRI, and nuclear imaging in the workup of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What is the role of erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein assessments in the workup of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

Which pulmonary procedures are performed in the workup of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What is the role of skin tests in the workup of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What is the role of abscess drainage in the workup of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

How is mycobacterium chelonae infection staged?

Treatment

What is the medical treatment for mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with mycobacterium chelonae infection?

Which institutions can provide expert advice about mycobacterium chelonae infection?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

How are mycobacterium chelonae infections prevented?

What is included in the long-term monitoring following treatment of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

When is inpatient care indicated for mycobacterium chelonae infection treatment?

Which medications are used in the treatment of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

When is patient transfer indicated for the treatment of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

Guidelines

What are the British Thoracic Society Guidelines on the diagnosis of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What are the British Thoracic Society Guidelines on drug susceptibility testing and reporting for mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What are the British Thoracic Society Guidelines on the treatment of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

Medications

What is the role of antibiotics in the treatment of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

Which medications are used for the treatment of ocular mycobacterium chelonae infection?

How are bone and prosthetic joint mycobacterium chelonae infections treated?

What is the role of tobramycin in the treatment of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What is the role of linezolid in the treatment of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What is the role of fluoroquinolones in the treatment of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What is the role of clofazimine in the treatment of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

What is the role of empiric antimicrobials in the treatment of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotic, Quinolone are used in the treatment of Mycobacterium Chelonae?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotic, Tetracycline Derivative are used in the treatment of Mycobacterium Chelonae?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotic, Glycylcycline are used in the treatment of Mycobacterium Chelonae?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotic, Oxazolidinone are used in the treatment of Mycobacterium Chelonae?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotic, Carbapenem are used in the treatment of Mycobacterium Chelonae?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotic, Aminoglycoside are used in the treatment of Mycobacterium Chelonae?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotic, Macrolide are used in the treatment of Mycobacterium Chelonae?