Atypical Mycobacterial Infection Following Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty.


Journal Article

Atypical mycobacterial infection is a rare complication following periocular surgery. The majority of previously reported cases are following dacryocystorhinostomy or lower eyelid blepharoplasty. To the authors' knowledge, there is only 1 reported culture-proven case of atypical mycobacterial infection following upper eyelid blepharoplasty. The authors describe the first known case of Mycobacterium fortuitum infection after upper eyelid blepharoplasty successfully treated with oral doxycycline.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Crosswell, EG; Leyngold, IM

Published Date

  • September 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 5

Start / End Page

  • e116 - e118

PubMed ID

  • 25210873

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25210873

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-2677

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0740-9303

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/iop.0000000000000285


  • eng