Case report

Cutaneous nontuberculous mycobacterial abscesses associated with insulin injections

Tatiana S. Sousa, Ryan J. Matherne, Michael Wilkerson

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Abstract

Nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections are on the rise and often cause skin diseases that are misdiagnosed. The authors present three cases of atypical mycobacterial infections in insulin-dependent diabetics occurring in sites of subcutaneous insulin injections. One of the patients was vitamin D deficient at the time of infection with NTM. The history and clinical presentation of the cases are presented; pathogenesis and treatment are discussed in conjunction with the correlation of mycobacterial disease susceptibility with vitamin D deficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1439-1442
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Drugs in Dermatology
Volume9
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2010

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Vitamin D
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Case report : Cutaneous nontuberculous mycobacterial abscesses associated with insulin injections. / Sousa, Tatiana S.; Matherne, Ryan J.; Wilkerson, Michael.

In: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Vol. 9, No. 11, 11.2010, p. 1439-1442.

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