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Vol. 70, No. 5, 2003
Issue release date: September–October 2003
Section title: Case Report
Respiration 2003;70:533–536
(DOI:10.1159/000074214)

Pulmonary Infection due to Mycobacterium szulgai

Sánchez-Alarcos J.M.F.a · de Miguel-Díez J.c · Bonilla I.b · Sicilia J.J.a · Álvarez-Sala J.L.a
Departments of aPulmonology and bClinical Microbiology, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, and cDepartment of Pulmonology, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain

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Abstract of Case Report

Received: 11/5/2001
Accepted: 1/13/2003
Published online: 12/5/2003
Issue release date: September–October 2003

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 0025-7931 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0356 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/RES

Abstract

A 75-year-old man was admitted with cough, purulent sputum, fatigue and weight loss of 10 kg of some months’ duration. His chest radiograph showed poorly defined opacities in the right lung. Eleven years before admission an epidermoid carcinoma of the right lung had been diagnosed and a right bilobar resection had been performed. The patient remained asymptomatic for 8 years. Cultures of 4 consecutive sputum samples were positive for mycobacteria that were identified as Mycobacterium szulgai by gas chromatography. A 6-month regimen of rifampin, isoniazid and pyrazinamide resulted in complete eradication of the mycobacterium. M. szulgai is an unusual pathogen in humans. In the English literature, only 35 cases of pulmonary disease have been reported. Its clinical and radiological characteristics are similar to tuberculosis but in contrast to the rest of the non-tuberculous mycobacteria, M. szulgai has shown in vitro and in vivo susceptibility to most primary antituberculosis drugs.

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Author Contacts

José L. Álvarez-Sala, MD, PhD
Servicio de Neumología, Hospital Clínico San Carlos
Plaza Cristo Rey s/n
ES–28040 Madrid (Spain)
Tel. +34 91 3303477, Fax +34 91 5431947, E-Mail jlasw@separ.es

  

Article Information

Received: November 5, 2001
Accepted after revision: January 13, 2003
Number of Print Pages : 4
Number of Figures : 1, Number of Tables : 1, Number of References : 23

  

Publication Details

Respiration (International Review of Thoracic Diseases)
Founded 1944 as ‘Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Tuberkulose und Pneumonologie’ by E. Bachmann, M. Gilbert, F. Häberlin, W. Löffler, P. Steiner and E. Uehlinger, continued 1962–1967 as ‘Medicina Thoracalis’ as of 1968 as ‘Respiration’, H. Herzog (1962–1997)
Official Journal of the European Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology

Vol. 70, No. 5, Year 2003 (Cover Date: September-October 2003)

Journal Editor: C.T. Bolliger, Cape Town
ISSN: 0025–7931 (print), 1423–0356 (Online)

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Case Report

Received: 11/5/2001
Accepted: 1/13/2003
Published online: 12/5/2003
Issue release date: September–October 2003

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 0025-7931 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0356 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/RES


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