Point-of-care ultrasound diagnosis of flexor tenosynovitis caused by an unusual pathogen

Academic Article


  • Skin and soft tissue infections are commonly encountered in the emergency department and are typically caused by common gram-positive bacteria. In the immunocompromised patient, however, infections from unusual pathogens should also be considered. We describe the case of a 66-year-old male with a history of renal transplant who was diagnosed with flexor tenosynovitis by point-of-care ultrasound. Although initial wound cultures were negative, subsequent microbiological testing led to the underlying cause, a nontuberculous mycobacterial infection.
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    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 14851749
  • Author List

  • Yates MC; Chiasson KF; Pacheco ZS; Gullett JP; Denney BD; Pigott DC
  • Start Page

  • 449
  • End Page

  • 451
  • Volume

  • 2020
  • Issue

  • 12