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Disseminated Mycobacterium scrofulaceum infection in a patient with lymphoma

Yu-Wen Wang, Chuan-Chuan Hung, Chi-Chou Tseng, Ping-Jen Chen, Chien-Ming Chao.

Abstract
Mycobacterium scrofulaceum is one of the slowly growing scotochromogenic non-tuberculous mycobacterium. In adult, the clinical manifestations of M. scrofulaceum infections include pulmonary disease, hepatitis, osteomyelitis, and cutaneous infection. Herein, we report a rare case of disseminated M. scrofulaceum infection in a patient with lymphoma. The patient had the M. scrofulaceum infections that involved lung and joint, and the clinical condition responded to antimycobacterial agent and surgical debridement well.

Key words: Mycobacterium scrofulaceum, non-tuberculous mycobacterium, disseminated infection, lymphoma, chemotherapy, immunocompromised



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