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What is Mycobacterial Infection?

Definition of Mycobacterial Infection

Mycobacterial infection is an infection caused by a species of mycobacterium other than tuberculosis. Mycobacteria can cause a wide variety of infections such as abscesses, septic arthritis and osteomyelitis (bone infection). They can also can infect the lungs, lymph nodes, gastrointestinal tract, skin and soft tissues. Mycotic infections are fungal infections that if left untreated are quite harmful. In order to qualify there must be detailed records of the claimant's medical history.

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