Case report of fatal Mycobacterium tilburgii infection


Akpinar T., Bakkaloglu O. K. , Ince B., Tufan F. , Kose M., Poda M., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF INFECTION AND CHEMOTHERAPY, cilt.21, sa.7, ss.538-540, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jiac.2015.02.006
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF INFECTION AND CHEMOTHERAPY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.538-540

Özet

There are few reports concerning Mycobacterium tilburgii infection in humans because this bacterium is non-cultivatable. Herein, using new molecular techniques, we report the case of an immunocompromised patient with fatal disseminated lymphadenitis that was caused by M. tilburgii. 26 years old Caucasian HIV negative female patient presented with abdominal pain. Her clinical assessment revealed disseminated lymphadenitis, that was acid fast bacilli positive. Further molecular evaluation showed the causative agent as M. tilburgii. Despite anti mycobacterial therapy and careful management of intervening complications patient died because of an intraabdominal sepsis.