Accession Number:

ADA629392

Title:

Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Infection in a Burn ICU Patient

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Report Date:

2010-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Infection is a leading cause of mortality in burn patients, typically due to bacterial pathogens such as staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, less commonly fungi, and possibly viruses. In non burn patients with underlying pulmonary or cutaneous diseases, nontuberculous mycobacteria NTM have become an increasingly recognized cause of infection, especially in patients who are immunocompromised. Patients with severe burns might have higher rates of NTM infections due to inherent risks associated with the burn injury compromised skin integrity, immunocompromised state, inhalation injury, and frequent use of indwelling vascular catheters.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE