Mycobacterial infection following blepharoplasty.
A case of exceedingly rare mycobacterial infection following blepharoplasty is recorded. This nursing home employee underwent a combined blepharoplasty, eyelid ptosis correction, and replacement of breast implants. One month later, she developed localized abscesses of both eyelids. Cultures revealed nontuberculous mycobacterial infection. The infection was controlled after ten months of antibacterial therapy using doxycycline. We believe that the patient's exposure to debilitated individuals due to her nursing profession and the presence of a Jones tube in the right lacrimal system were major contributing factors.
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Kevitch, R., & Guyuron, B. (1991). Mycobacterial infection following blepharoplasty. Aesthetic plastic surgery, 15(3), 229–232. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02273863
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery