Mycobacterium kansasii infection in the deep structures of the hand. Report of two cases
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A
Extrapulmonary infection is rare, but Mycobacterium kansasii is reported to cause cervical adenitis in children, and meningitis, osteomyelitis, arthritis, cutaneous infection, and widely disseminated disease in adults and children with deficient immune mechanisms 3,7,9,13, 16,17,19,26. The present report describes the difficulties in diagnosis and the success of surgical and medical treatment in 2 cases involving the hand.
Gunther, S., & Elliott, R. (1976). Mycobacterium kansasii infection in the deep structures of the hand. Report of two cases. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A, 58 (1). http://dx.doi.org/10.2106/00004623-197658010-00030