Disseminated mycobacterium avium complex in an immunocompetent host: A case report

Kim A. Reiss, Sophie Lanzkron, Steven M. Holland, Ryan P. Westergaard, William A. Fischer

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Infection with nontuberculous mycobacteria is an important complication among patients with underlying immunosuppression or structural lung disease. Disseminated nontuberculous mycobacterial infection most commonly occurs in severely immunocompromised patients. We report a case of a patient with sickle cell disease who developed disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex and was successfully treated with a 12-month course of azithromycin and ethambutol. Testing for interferon gamma receptor defects failed to demonstrate additional causes of underlying immunodeficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-209
Number of pages2
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2012


  • Mycobacterium avium complex
  • interferon gamma
  • interleukin 12
  • sickle cell disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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