Tag: Mycobacteria

The Antibiotic Nightmare – M. Abscessus

Mycobacterium abscessus therapy is kind of a crapshoot. It is unfortunate to say it like that yet the resistance profiles for this complex of mycobacteria and the microbiology of it make it a frustrating organism to treat. This organism has been called an “antibiotic nightmare” for multiple reasons.  Let’s start here. M. abscessus (as I

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Hansen’s Disease – Leprosy

Leviticus 13:45-13:46 – And the leper in whom the plague [is], his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean. All the days wherein the plague [shall be] in him he shall be defiled; he [is] unclean: he shall dwell

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