Carpal tunnel syndrome due to Mycobacterium szulgai infection: Australian report

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Harrison Theile
Ryan Beattie
Libby Anderson


nontuberculous mycobacteria, carpal tunnel syndrome, tenosynovitis


Non-tuberculous mycobacterial tenosynovitis is a rare condition, more typically caused by M. marinum followed by M. kansasii.4 Patients typically present with chronic swelling without signs of acute infection, and normal ESR/CRP inflammatory markers.4 It is difficult to diagnose and is frequently misdiagnosed, which often results in delay to treatment (on average roughly six months).

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