A 51-year-old woman with an orthotopic liver transplant on tacrolimus (SKF 506) and prednisone presented with an erythematous ulcerated nodule on the knee. No preceding trauma was noted. A skin biopsy specimen demonstrated beaded gram-positive, acid-fast rods and the skin culture grew Mycobacterium chelonae (formerly M chelonae subsp chelonae ). This report describes the first case in a liver transplant patient of cutaneous Mycobacterium chelonae under the current method of designating atypical Mycobacterium species. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2000;43:333-6.)Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
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