Bursitis due to Mycobacterium goodii, a recently described, rapidly growing mycobacterium.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report a case of olecranon bursitis due to Mycobacterium goodii in a 60-year-old man. Prior to recognition of his infection, he received intrabursal steroids and underwent olecranon bursectomy. His infection was cured with antimicrobial therapy consisting of doxycycline and ciprofloxacin. This case illustrates that previously unrecognized members of the Mycobacterium smegmatis group of mycobacteria have pathogenic potential.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Friedman, ND; Sexton, DJ

Published Date

  • January 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 404 - 405

PubMed ID

  • 11136814

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC87745

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-1137

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JCM.39.1.404-405.2001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States