All Mycobacteria are not Tubercular: A Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. K Bhaskar,
Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Nizamís Institute of Medical Sciences, Panjagutta, Hyderabad-500082, Telangana, India.
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.
Bronchiectasis, Immunocompetent, Mycobacterium simiae
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
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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