Infection of Mycobacterium mageritense at surgical site: A first case report of India

  • MANDAVA V RAO Ex-Director, School of Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat-India


A 27 years old non diabetic, normotensive, female had undergone lower segment caesarean section (LSCS) with tubular ligation. She complained discharge at left side of stitch line after about 5 weeks of operation, and was treated with broad spectrum antibiotics. As she did not improve, first and second debridement was done in January and February 2017 and pyogenic cultures sent were sterile. Later she was advised  for Multiple detector computed tomography (MDCT) in March 2017, which revealed accumulations in pre-peritoneal space of urinary bladder posteriorly and reached to anterior wall of uterus. This pus was from multiple sinuses and were sent for mycobacterial cultures which showed growth of MOTT- M.mageritense further identified by MALDI-TOF and supported by molecular technologies. After identification of this Non-tuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM). She was treated for the same and recovered completely after seven months of anti-NTM treatment. This is the first reported case of M. mageritense in skin and soft tissue in India. Literature also reports a few cases around the globe.



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MANDAVA V RAO, Ex-Director, School of Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat-India

Ex-Director, School of Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat-India


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RAO M. Infection of Mycobacterium mageritense at surgical site: A first case report of India. JDDT [Internet]. 15Feb.2019 [cited 28Jan.2021];9(1-s):369-73. Available from: