Mycobacterium chelonae infection in a tattoo site

Veronica A Preda, Michael Maley and John R Sullivan
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (5): 278-279.

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  • Veronica A Preda1
  • Michael Maley2
  • John R Sullivan1

  • 1 Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Department of Infectious Diseases, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, NSW.



We would like to thank Associate Professor Steven Kossard of the Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia for reviewing the histology of this case and Dr Hong Foo of Westmead Hospital for her input on reviewing the mycobacterial testing.

Competing interests:

None identified.

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