Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infection after Fractionated CO2 Laser Resurfacing
Donna A. Culton, Anne M. Lachiewicz
, Becky A. Miller, Melissa B. Miller, Courteney MacKuen, Pamela Groben, Becky White, Gary M. Cox, and Jason E. Stout
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA (D.A. Culton, A.M. Lachiewicz, M.B. Miller, C. MacKuen, P. Groben, B. White); Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA (B.A. Miller, G.M. Cox, J.E. Stout)
Figure 2. . . Skin biopsy specimens of a 53-year-old woman (case-patient 1) after fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing. A) Hematoxylin and eosin–stained and B) Ziehl-Neelsen acid-fast–stained sections show a tiny superficial microabscess surrounded by sparse granulomatous inflammation. Several groups of acid-fast organisms can be seen at the lower left of panel B. Original magnifications: 400× in A and 600× in B.
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