Atypical Mycobacterial Infection Following Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty

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Abstract

Atypical mycobacterial infection is a rare complication following periocular surgery. The majority of previously reported cases are following dacryocystorhinostomy or lower eyelid blepharoplasty. To the authors’ knowledge, there is only 1 reported culture-proven case of atypical mycobacterial infection following upper eyelid blepharoplasty. The authors describe the first known case of Mycobacterium fortuitum infection after upper eyelid blepharoplasty successfully treated with oral doxycycline.

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