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Abstract

Introduction:

Non-tuberculous mycobacteria are ubiquitous micro-organisms that rarely cause disease in humans, unless they are immunocompromised or have undergone trauma.

Case presentation:

We describe a case of spontaneous breast abscess due to in an immunocompetent patient, identified using DNA-STRIP technology. This is the third report that, apart from being caused by the same agent, has the localization on the left breast in common, raising the question of a laterality effect.

Conclusion:

Careful inspection of cultures and accurate agent identification are procedures to be emphasized in clinical microbiology laboratories. In fact, they may reveal unusual growth due to uncommon micro-organisms.

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