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Lung Disease Caused by Mycobacterium malmoense in an Immunocompetent Patient.

Jeon MK, Yoon JA, Kim J, Yi S, Sung H, Shim TS, Jo KW - Tuberc Respir Dis (Seoul) (2015)

Bottom Line: Mycobacterium malmoense is a very rare cause of lung disease in South Korea.We reported the first case of lung disease caused by M. malmoense in an immunocompetent patient.The patient was successfully treated with a 14-month course of antibiotics.

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Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Mycobacterium malmoense is a very rare cause of lung disease in South Korea. We reported the first case of lung disease caused by M. malmoense in an immunocompetent patient. The patient was successfully treated with a 14-month course of antibiotics.

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(A) Chest X-ray showing newly developed infiltrative lesions in the right middle lung area. (B) Low-dose chest computed tomography image showing newly developed segmental centrilobular nodules in the right lung. (C) Low-dose chest computed tomography image showing multifocal patches of consolidation and nodules in the right lung.
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Figure 2: (A) Chest X-ray showing newly developed infiltrative lesions in the right middle lung area. (B) Low-dose chest computed tomography image showing newly developed segmental centrilobular nodules in the right lung. (C) Low-dose chest computed tomography image showing multifocal patches of consolidation and nodules in the right lung.

Mentions: Compared with the CXR taken 6 years earlier, his CXR showed increased infiltration of the right middle lung field, with small nodular densities (Figure 2A). A chest computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a newly developed segmental centrilobular nodular lesion in the right lung (Figure 2B, C). Smears and cultures of multiple sputum specimens were positive for acid-fast bacilli, which a GenoType Mycobacterium Assay (Hain Diagnostika, Nehren, Germany) identified as M. malmoense (Table 1).


Lung Disease Caused by Mycobacterium malmoense in an Immunocompetent Patient.

Jeon MK, Yoon JA, Kim J, Yi S, Sung H, Shim TS, Jo KW - Tuberc Respir Dis (Seoul) (2015)

(A) Chest X-ray showing newly developed infiltrative lesions in the right middle lung area. (B) Low-dose chest computed tomography image showing newly developed segmental centrilobular nodules in the right lung. (C) Low-dose chest computed tomography image showing multifocal patches of consolidation and nodules in the right lung.
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Figure 2: (A) Chest X-ray showing newly developed infiltrative lesions in the right middle lung area. (B) Low-dose chest computed tomography image showing newly developed segmental centrilobular nodules in the right lung. (C) Low-dose chest computed tomography image showing multifocal patches of consolidation and nodules in the right lung.
Mentions: Compared with the CXR taken 6 years earlier, his CXR showed increased infiltration of the right middle lung field, with small nodular densities (Figure 2A). A chest computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a newly developed segmental centrilobular nodular lesion in the right lung (Figure 2B, C). Smears and cultures of multiple sputum specimens were positive for acid-fast bacilli, which a GenoType Mycobacterium Assay (Hain Diagnostika, Nehren, Germany) identified as M. malmoense (Table 1).

Bottom Line: Mycobacterium malmoense is a very rare cause of lung disease in South Korea.We reported the first case of lung disease caused by M. malmoense in an immunocompetent patient.The patient was successfully treated with a 14-month course of antibiotics.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Mycobacterium malmoense is a very rare cause of lung disease in South Korea. We reported the first case of lung disease caused by M. malmoense in an immunocompetent patient. The patient was successfully treated with a 14-month course of antibiotics.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus