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Disseminated infection due to Mycobacterium scrofulaceum in an immunocompetent host.

Authors
  • Hsueh, P R
  • Hsiue, T R
  • Jarn, J J
  • Ho, S W
  • Hsieh, W C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1996
Volume
22
Issue
1
Pages
159–161
Identifiers
PMID: 8824987
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Disseminated Mycobacterium scrofulaceum infection has rarely been reported, and the majority of infections have been associated with AIDS or other immunocompromising diseases. We describe a previously healthy man with M. scrofulaceum infection whose clinical manifestations included miliary lung lesions, mediastinal lymphadenitis, granulomatous hepatitis, osteomyelitis, subcutaneous abscesses, and probable renal involvement. M. scrofulaceum was isolated from multiple specimens of sputum, urine, and the abscesses. The patient was treated successfully with the combination of isoniazid, ethambutol, rifampin, and ofloxacin. To our knowledge, this is the first detailed description of an extensively disseminated infection due to M. scrofulaceum in an immunocompetent host since the advent of AIDS.

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