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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)