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  • Pulmonary
  • Pulmonary infections of M. fortuitum are uncommon, but Mycobacterium fortuitum can cause local skin disease, osteomyelitis (inflammation of the bone), joint infections and infections of the eye after trauma. (wikipedia.org)
  • strains
  • Most mycobacteria are susceptible to the antibiotics clarithromycin and rifamycin, but antibiotic-resistant strains have emerged. (wikipedia.org)
  • With the emergence of antibiotic resistant strains of tuberculosis, research into mycobacteria has become all the more important in combatting these modern mutants of ancient pathogens. (kenyon.edu)