A cluster of Mycobacterium massiliense keratitis in foundry workers

Jia-Horung Hung, T. C. Chang, J. J. Wu, C. C. Lai, Fu-Chin Huang, Y. H. Huang

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Abstract

Three consecutive workers from the same foundry had Mycobacterium massiliense keratitis. The strains isolated from each patient were identical. This is the first report of a non-surgery-related outbreak of non-tuberculous mycobacterial ocular infection. An investigation revealed that injured cornea with exposure to aerosolized non-tuberculous mycobacteria might account for this outbreak.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386.e5-386.e8
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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