Nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease caused by mycobacterium shinjukuense: The first reported case in Korea

Seong Mi Moon, Su Young Kim, Myung Jin Chung, Seung Heon Lee, Sung Jae Shin, Won Jung Koh

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    Abstract

    Mycobacterium shinjukuense is a novel species of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) that was first reported in Japan in 2011. It is a slow-growing NTM pathogen that can cause chronic pulmonary infections. There are only a few reported cases of M. shinjukuense infections, all of which are from Japan. We reported a case of chronic lung disease caused by M. shinjukuense. The organism was identified by 16S rRNA, rpoB, and hsp65 gene sequencing. To the best of our knowledge, this was the first confirmed case of lung disease caused by M. shinjukuense outside of Japan.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)416-418
    Number of pages3
    JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
    Volume78
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 1

    Keywords

    • Bronchiectasis
    • Mycobacterium
    • Nontuberculous mycobacteria

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
    • Infectious Diseases

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