... tested to make sure the infection is all gone?
Atypical mycobacterial infection is an illness caused by a type of mycobacterium other than tuberculosis. Atypical mycobacteria can cause a wide variety of infections such as abscesses, septic arthritis, and osteomyelitis (bone infection). They can also infect the lungs, lymph nodes, gastrointestinal tract, skin, and soft tissues.
Depending on where the infection was in the body (if it was surgically removed then it was possibly the lymph nodes or the skin?) they may perform a biopsy to check the infection has cleared.
Other tests to diagnose atypical mycobacterial infection may include:
* Blood culture
* Sputum culture
* Lymph node culture or biopsy
* Bone marrow culture
* Stool culture
* Chest x-ray or CT scan
* Culture - skin biopsy
You will find more information at https://www.drugs.com/enc/atypical-mycobacterial-infection.html
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