atypical mycobacterial infection

atypical mycobacterial infection

Infection with mycobacteria other than those causing tuberculosis or leprosy.

Risk factors
Immune compromise, AIDS.
 
Clinical findings
Abscesses, septic arthritis, osteomyelitis.

Examples
AMIs include those with M avium-intracellulare complex (associated with AIDS) and M marinum (seen in the Chesapeake Bay region, affecting fishermen and aquarium keepers) and M ulcerans (endemic to the banks of the upper Nile).
 
Management
Difficult due to multidrug resistance.

atypical mycobacterial infection

Infectious disease Clinical infection with mycobacteria other than those causing TB or lepra Risk factors Immune compromise, AIDS Clinical Abscesses, septic arthritis, osteomyelitis; AMIs include those with M avium complex, associated with AIDS, and M marinum, seen in the Chesapeake Bay region, affecting fishermen and aquarium keepers and.M ulcerans, endemic to the banks of the upper Nile Management Difficult due to multidrug resistance. See Atypical mycobacterium.
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Mycobacterium tuberculosis was thought to be less likely, given the lack of tuberculosis exposure history and environmental exposures concerning for an atypical mycobacterial infection. He was initially started on rifampin and clarithromycin for possible Mycobacterium marinum.
Pseudotumor resulting from atypical mycobacterial infection: a "histoid" variety of Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex infection.
Familial disseminated atypical mycobacterial infection in childhood: a human mycobacterial susceptibility gene?
Diagnosis and management of atypical mycobacterial infection after laparoscopic surgery.
Siakavellas et al., "Atypical mycobacterial infection presenting as persistent skin lesion in a patient with ulcerative colitis," Case Reports in Medicine, vol.
The PCR appears to be a promising diagnostic tool as it is quick and easy to perform in cutaneous tuberculosis which is a limitation of cultural procedures, still its role in the routine diagnosis of cutaneous tuberculosis and atypical mycobacterial infection is uncertain as the technique is lesser in positivity prone to artifacts and amplification dead Mycobacterium can give false positive results.
The presence of stellate micro-abscesses is a more specific finding, with a differential diagnosis of cat-scratch disease, LGV, and less likely tularaemia and atypical mycobacterial infection. [2] The histological findings in this case represent a very unusual lymph node response to syphilis.
* An atypical mycobacterial infection or even a deep fungal infection.
Figuring that it might be an atypical mycobacterial infection, I quarantined myself and spent a month at home, much of it bedridden and extremely weak.
She returned to the United States and presented with tenderness of the nodules and mild local adenopathy; the differential diagnosis included tropical ulcer, atypical mycobacterial infection, fungal infection, cutaneous anthrax, and poxvirus infection, which was the diagnosis confirmed by the CDC.
Kaposi's sarcoma, lymphoma, CNS toxoplasmosis, atypical mycobacterial infection and disseminated cytomegalovirus disease, common in western literature, were not seen in this study.
Atypical mycobacterial infection complicating mineral oil pneumonia.

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