Mycobacterium lentiflavum infection in immunocompetent patient

Chiara Molteni, Lidia Gazzola, Miriam Cesari, Alessandra Lombardi, Franco Salerno, Enrico Tortoli, Luigi Codecasa, Valeria Penati, Fabio Franzetti, Andrea Gori

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Mycobacterium lentiflavum is a recently described nontuberculous mycobacterium that has mainly clinical importance in young children with cervical lymphadenitis and in immunocompromised patients. We describe a case of chronic pulmonary infection in an immunocompetent patient. Our observation confirms clinical, diagnostic, and treatment difficulties in the management of M. lentiflavum infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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