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American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. 2014, 2(1), 1-3
DOI: 10.12691/ajidm-2-1-1
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Pulmonary Infection with Mycobacterium Gordonae in an Immunocompetent Patient: A Case Report

Paudel Rudra1, , Subedi Rajesh2 and Neupane Pritam2

1Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal

2Pulmonary and critical care, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater county, Rocksprings, Wyoming, USA

Pub. Date: December 27, 2013

Cite this paper:
Paudel Rudra, Subedi Rajesh and Neupane Pritam. Pulmonary Infection with Mycobacterium Gordonae in an Immunocompetent Patient: A Case Report. American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. 2014; 2(1):1-3. doi: 10.12691/ajidm-2-1-1

Abstract

Mycobacterium gordonae is a least pathogenic mycobacterium and a rare cause of infectionin human beings [1]. We report a case of 59 year old male with fever, cough, SOB and radiographic features of persistent left upper lobe consolidation/atelectasis with left hilar and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Mycobacterium gordonae was isolated by DNA probe on bronchoalveolar lavage. He was observed without any active treatment for mycobacteria. He healed with minimal scarring of the lung. Mycobacterium gordonae can cause clinically significant pulmonary infection but the chances of it being just a contaminant should also be considered [1,2,6].

Keywords:
Mycobacterium gordonae

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