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Article: Volume 45 Number 1 Page 77 - January 2018

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  Dent Update 2018; 45: 77-78

Updates from America:  Mycobacterium abscessus Infections in Two Groups of US Pediatric Dental Patients

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Abstract: Mycobacterium abscessus is a rapidly growing non-tuberculous mycobacterium (NTM). It is ubiquitous in the environment. Commonly found in water, soil and dust and is known to contaminate medications and medical devices.

Author notes: Charles John Palenik, GC Infection Prevention and Control Consultants, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.