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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is mycobacterial infections?

Mycobacterial infections are a group of multisystem infections caused by the members of the bacterial family, Mycobacteriaceae. Mycobacterial infections are complex and more common in those with immune system disorders. They can cause lung infections, leprosy, chronic ulcers and other localized or widespread infections.

Symptoms of mycobacterial infections

  • Bumps containing pus

  • Scab

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Cough

  • Sores or ulcers of the skin

Questions your doctor may ask to check for mycobacterial infections

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose mycobacterial infections

  • Do you have bumps on your skin with pus?

  • Do you have a scab?

  • Do you feel a lump/lumps under your skin?

  • Do you have a cough?

  • Do you have skin ulcers (sores)?

Treatment for mycobacterial infections

Those with mycobacterial infections are typically prescribed a combination of three to four antibiotics against the bacteria. They use several antibiotics to prevent the mycobacteria from becoming resistant to any one antibiotic.

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