African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5124

Letters

Multidimensional aspects of surgical site infections due to non-tuberculous mycobacteria

Alagappan Uma
  • Alagappan Uma
  • Department of Microbiology, Trichy SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (Affiliated to The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai), Tiruchirapalli, India.
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Nagarajan Prabhusaran
  • Nagarajan Prabhusaran
  • Department of Microbiology, Trichy SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (Affiliated to The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai), Tiruchirapalli, India.
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Ponniah Thirumalaikolundusubramanian
  • Ponniah Thirumalaikolundusubramanian
  • Department of Medicine, Trichy SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (Affiliated to The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai), Tiruchirapalli, India.
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  •  Received: 15 April 2021
  •  Accepted: 26 April 2021
  •  Published: 30 April 2021

Abstract

We read the recent publication on “Surgical site infections” (SSI) by Braga et al. (2021) with great interest.  Moreover this paper has sensitized the surgeons, practitioners, microbiologists and quality managers on the need to look for non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) as a cause for SSIs. Though NTM is one another cause for SSIs, and  scientific articles and case reports including the present report have supported the views, NTM do not receive due attention in regular clinical practice. Here, we would like to highlight on other dimensions of this entity related to patients, professionals, laboratory, quality, medical malpractice and educational.