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Vacuum sealing drainage: A novel treatment method for primary cutaneous Mycobacterium intracellulare infection

1 Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
2 Department of Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology for Skin Diseases and STIs, Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Correspondence Address:
Fei Wang,
Department of Dermatology, Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University, Dingjiaqiao Road, No. 87, Nanjing, Jiangsu - 210009
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DOI: 10.4103/ijdvl.IJDVL_873_17

PMID: 29974888

The incidence of primary cutaneous Mycobacterium intracellulare infection is very low. We report a case of primary cutaneous M. intracellulare infection which presented as painful erythematous swelling of the right upper limb without systemic involvement. A novel technique of vacuum sealing drainage was successfully implemented after antimycobacterial treatment proved ineffective at the end of 3 months. Our technique also revealed some additional practical advantages.

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