A case of disseminated Mycobacterium intracellulare infection in an immunocompromised host

Young Kim Sun, Wook Oh Dong, Hee Yu Ji, Donghoi Kim, Sehui Noh, Jae Hyung Roh, Sang Su Jung, Dong Jun Yoo, Sun Shim Tae

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Abstract

We report a case of disseminated Mycobacterium intracellulare infection in a 31-year-old man who had been diagnosed as having dermatomyositis and systemic lupus erythematosus 3-years prior. The patient developed a left pleural effusion M. intracellulare was repeatedly isolated from the pleural fluid. After antimycobacterial treatment, the patient's pleural effusion resolved, but a left knee joint effusion developed newly and M. intracellulare was cultured from the joint fluid. At present, the patient has been taking antimycobacterial medication for 15 months but his left knee joint fluid remains positive for M. intracellulare. To our knowledge, this is the second reported case of disseminated NTM infection in a non-HIV infected patient in Korea. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-36
Number of pages5
JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Volume67
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Arthritis
  • Disseminated infection
  • Immunocompromised host
  • Mycobacterium avium complex
  • Pleural effusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

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Sun, Y. K., Dong, W. O., Ji, H. Y., Kim, D., Noh, S., Roh, J. H., Jung, S. S., Yoo, D. J., & Tae, S. S. (2009). A case of disseminated Mycobacterium intracellulare infection in an immunocompromised host. Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, 67(1), 32-36. https://doi.org/10.4046/trd.2009.67.1.32