Mycobacterium abscessus complex bacteremia due to prostatitis after prostate biopsy.

We present the case of a 49-year-old man, who developed Mycobacterium abscessus complex (M. abscessus complex) bacteremia and prostatitis after prostate biopsy. The patient was successfully treated with amikacin with imipenem-cilastatin with clarithromycin. Infections caused by M. abscessus complex have been increasingly described as a complication associated with many invasive procedures. Invasive procedures might have contributed to the occurrence of the M. abscessus complex. Although M. abscessus complex infection is difficult to diagnose and treat, we should pay more attention to this kind of infection, and the correct treatment strategy will be achieved by physicians.

The Indian journal of tuberculosis. 2016 Jun 04 [Epub]

Chung-Hua Chen, Jesun Lin, Jen-Shiou Lin, Yu-Min Chen

Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Changhua, Taiwan, ROC. Electronic address: ., Department of Urology, Changhua, Taiwan, ROC., Department of Laboratory Medicine Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan, ROC., Department of Pharmacy Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan, ROC.