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Medical Term:

Mycobacterium chelonae

Definition

rapid-growing mycobacterium (Runyon group IV) that causes sporadic infection in any tissue or organ system in humans following cardiothoracic surgery, peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, augmentation mammoplasty, arthroplasty, and immunocompromised patients.

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