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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Abstract

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
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2012

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Mycobacterium avium Complex
Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Infections
Ethambutol
Azithromycin
Immunocompromised Host
Sickle Cell Anemia
Immunosuppression
Lung Diseases
Infection
interferon gamma receptor

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Disseminated mycobacterium avium complex in an immunocompetent host : A case report. / Reiss, Kim A.; Lanzkron, Sophie; Holland, Steven M.; Westergaard, Ryan P.; Fischer, William A.

In: Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, Vol. 20, No. 3, 05.2012, p. 208-209.

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Reiss, Kim A. ; Lanzkron, Sophie ; Holland, Steven M. ; Westergaard, Ryan P. ; Fischer, William A. / Disseminated mycobacterium avium complex in an immunocompetent host : A case report. In: Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 2012 ; Vol. 20, No. 3. pp. 208-209.
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