Clinical and radiological deterioration due to Mycobacterium szulgai in an asthmatic patient

Majid Marjani, Nahal Mansouri, Payam Tabarsi, Parvaneh Baghaei, Parissa Farnia, Fatemeh-Maryam Sheikholslami, Davood Mansouri
Journal of Infection in Developing Countries 2012 January 12, 6 (1): 89-91
We report the case of a 23-year-old asthmatic woman who had clinical and radiological deterioration due to Mycobacterium szulgai infection and good response to anti-mycobacterial treatment without any structural abnormalities in previous lung imaging studies. M. szulgai may be considered a pathogen able to cause deterioration of respiratory health even in patients with previously normal lungs.

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