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Year : 2018 | Month : August | Volume : 12 | Issue : 8 | Page : OD01 - OD03

All Mycobacteria are not Tubercular: A Case Report

Laxma S Reddy, K Bhaskar, N Prashanth, Narendra Kumar Narahari, GK Paramjyothi

1. Senior Resident, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Nizamís Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. 2. Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Nizamís Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. 3. Senior Resident, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Nizamís Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. 4. Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Nizamís Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. 5. Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Nizamís Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. K Bhaskar,
Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Nizamís Institute of Medical Sciences, Panjagutta, Hyderabad-500082, Telangana, India.
E-mail: bhaskarsr999@gmail.com

Abstract

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a common infection in developing countries with high morbidity and mortality. However, Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) are common environmental organisms which closely resemble tuberculosis but rarely present with disease in immunocompromised patients. They have different growth requirements, identification methods and treatment options when compared to tuberculosis and require individualised care. Here we present a case of Mycobacterium simiae infection in an immunocompetent patient presenting like tubercular infection with good outcomes after treatment.

Keywords

Bronchiectasis, Immunocompetent, Mycobacterium simiae

How to cite this article :

Laxma S Reddy, K Bhaskar, N Prashanth, Narendra Kumar Narahari, GK Paramjyothi. ALL MYCOBACTERIA ARE NOT TUBERCULAR: A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 August [cited: 2018 Aug 14 ]; 12:OD01-OD03. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2018&month=August&volume=12&issue=8&page=OD01-OD03&id=11925

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2018/36573.11925

Date of Submission: Mar 31, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Apr 13, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Apr 28, 2018
Date of Publishing: Aug 01, 2018

FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: NONE.

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