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Pulmonary disease caused by Mycobacterium asiaticum.

Authors
  • Taylor, L Q
  • Williams, A J
  • Santiago, S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Tubercle
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1990
Volume
71
Issue
4
Pages
303–305
Identifiers
PMID: 2267684
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 62-year-old male residing in Los Angeles, California, presented with a right upper lobe nodule associated with dry cough and weight loss. Mycobacterium asiaticum was isolated from sputum on two separate occasions. The patient was subsequently treated with four antituberculous drugs, with bacteriologic conversion. This is the first report of pulmonary disease caused by M. asiaticum in the United States. The bacteriologic, immunologic and clinical aspects are reviewed.

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