Treatment of mycobacterium abscessus infection

Shannon A. Novosad, Susan E. Beekmann, Philip M. Polgreen, Kate Mackey, Kevin Winthrop

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Mycobacterium abscessus is often resistant to multiple antimicrobial drugs, and data supporting effective drugs or dosing regimens are limited. To better identify treatment approaches and associated toxicities, we collected a series of case reports from the Emerging Infections Network. Side effects were common and often led to changing or discontinuing therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-514
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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Novosad, S. A., Beekmann, S. E., Polgreen, P. M., Mackey, K., & Winthrop, K. (2016). Treatment of mycobacterium abscessus infection. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 22(3), 511-514.