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.
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