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Mycobacterium intracellulare infection in non-HIV infected patient in a region with a high burden of tuberculosis

Haraka, F. and Rutaihwa, L. K. and Battegay, M. and Reither, K.. (2012) Mycobacterium intracellulare infection in non-HIV infected patient in a region with a high burden of tuberculosis. BMJ case reports, 8 May 2012. p. 3.

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Abstract

Data on non-tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) infection in non-HIV patients in Tanzania are scarce. However, NTM infections are emerging in Africa as in many parts of the world. Healthcare providers and physicians working in high tuberculosis incidence regions should also consider NTM as one of the differential diagnosis. A 35-year-old Tanzanian man presented with history of cough, fever, chest pain and night sweats for 4 weeks. The patient had a history of tuberculosis 4 years ago. On physical examination, there were no significant findings. Sputum smears were positive for acid fast bacilli, while Xpert MTB/RIF showed negative results. Culture and subsequent differentiation confirmed Mycobacterium intracellulare infection. With no specific national guidelines at our setting the patient received standard antituberculosis treatment and is kept under close follow-up
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology (MPI) > Tuberculosis Research (Gagneux)
UniBasel Contributors:Reither, Klaus
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:BMJ
ISSN:1757-790X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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