Mycobacterium senegalense Osteomyelitis of the Distal Tibia: A Case Report
- 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
- 2Department of Pharmacy, University of Oklahoma Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
- 3Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease Section, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
- 4Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Keywords: Mycobacterium senegalense, osteomyelitis, Nontuberculous mycobacterium, Ilizarov External Fixator
Abstract. Mycobacterium senegalense infection is rare. We present the third documented case of M. senegalense infection and the first to involve the musculoskeletal system. A 55-year old immunocompetent male developed chronic osteomyelitis of the ankle and required antibiotic spacers, an Ilizarov external fixator and multiple antibiotic regimens to eradicate the infection.