Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology
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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 113-115

Peritonitis due to Mycobacterium fortuitum following gastric banding


Department of Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Fahad M Al Majid
Department of Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.61239

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Mycobacterium fortuitum is a rapid growing nontuberculous organism that has rarely been associated with peritonitis in an otherwise healthy host. We describe a patient who developed peritonitis due to the organism after gastric banding operation, which resolved after removal of the gastric band and institution of appropriate antibiotic therapy.


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