American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Mycobacterium Smegmatis Infection of a Lumbar Spine Instrumented Fusion

Frank Allen Zimba

DOI : 10.3844/ajidsp.2011.24.27

American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Volume 7, Issue 1

Pages 24-27


Problem statement: To demonstrate the presentation of atypical mycobacterial postsurgical infections and their management. Approach: Single patient case report. Results: Successful management of atypical mycobacterial post operative infection with preservation of instrumented hardware posterior pedicle screw fixation and interbody cages. Conclusion: This report suggests that these atypical mycobacterial infections can be eradicated with successful outcomes with preservation of spinal instrumentation.


© 2011 Frank Allen Zimba. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.