Mycobacterium Chelonae


Case: Joint surgery following trauma. Now infected with this bacteria. Currently infection is localized. Have researched this and would like to hear from anyone with experience (personal or patient) re treatment and outcomes. Patient on IVABX and PO ABX. I guess this stuff can be really bad, family quite worried. Thanks to anyone who can help :)

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 43 years experience.

I am truley sorry for your health issues and I wish you to get well as quickly as possible but this site does not offer medical advice. I encouage you to seek and follow medical advice and best wishes for a full recovery.....

God Bless...xo


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I'm sorry, too, about your health issues. As per the TOS agreement, we cannot give medical advice here. Please seek assistance from your provider.

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