Mycobacterium avium lung disease combined with a bronchogenic cyst in an immunocompetent young adult

Yong Soo Kwon, Joungho Han, Ki Hwan Jung, Je Hyeong Kim, Won Jung Koh

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    Abstract

    We report a very rare case of a bronchogenic cyst combined with nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease in an immunocompetent patient. A 21-year-old male was referred to our institution because of a cough, fever, and worsening of abnormalities on his chest radiograph, despite anti-tuberculosis treatment. Computed tomography of the chest showed a large multi-cystic mass over the rightupper lobe. Pathological examination of the excised lobe showed a bronchogenic cyst combined with a destructive cavitary lesion with granulomatous inflammation. Microbiological culture of sputum and lung tissue yielded Mycobacterium avium. The patient was administered anti-mycobacterial treatment that included clarithromycin.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)94-97
    Number of pages4
    JournalKorean Journal of Internal Medicine
    Volume28
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan

    Keywords

    • Bronchogenic cyst
    • Mycobacterium avium complex
    • Nontuberculous mycobacteria

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Internal Medicine

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