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Mycobacterium fortuitum complex (MFC) organisms cause infections at sites of inoculation, either surgical, injection, or traumatic, characterized by wound infections occurring several weeks after the insult. Cutaneous infection accounts for 60% of MFC infections.



Causes:

* Mycobacterium Fortuitum is a rare cause of isolated lymphadenitis.
* Trauma or injection - Skin lesions, subcutaneous lesions, ocular lesions, and osteomyelitis
* Trauma or injection - Skin lesions, subcutaneous lesions, ocular lesions, and osteomyelitis
* Immunosuppression - Disseminated disease, especially in patients with AIDS or corticosteroid use



Symptoms:

* Skin: Ulcerative skin lesions and/or subcutaneous nodules may be present. Deeper infections may lead to draining fistulas.
* Eye: Keratitis or corneal ulcers may be present.
* Heart: Valvular murmur with endocarditis may be present.

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