Delayed diagnosis of disseminated mycobacterium genavense infection in a human immunodeficiency virus-negative young woman

Enrico Tortoli, Roberta Mannino, Anna Cristina Carvalho, Alberto Matteelli

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Abstract

We report here a case of Mycobacterium genavense-disseminated infection in a human immunodeficiency virus-negative young patient under immunosuppressive treatment for autoimmune chronic hepatitis type I. The diagnosis was achieved thanks to the detection of Mycobacterium genavense-specific DNA in a hepatic biopsy embedded in paraffin for histologic examination 2 years before.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-287
Number of pages2
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

Keywords

  • autoimmune disease
  • case report
  • immunosuppression
  • Mycobacterium genavense

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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