A non-tuberculous mycobacterium was isolated, following a vertebral needle aspiration, from the blood of a patient with severe spondylodiscitis. The strain turned out to be different from any known mycobacterial species and was quite drug-susceptible in vitro. The patient improved markedly following treatment with meropenem, clarithromycin and amikacin.
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- Microbiology (medical)