Nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease caused by Mycobacterium lentiflavum in a patient with bronchiectasis

Byeong Ho Jeong, Jae Uk Song, Wooyoul Kim, Seo Goo Han, Yousang Ko, Junwhi Song, Boksoon Chang, Goohyeon Hong, Su Young Kim, Go Eun Choi, Sung Jae Shin, Won Jung Koh

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Abstract

We report a rare case of lung disease caused by Mycobacterium lentiflavum in a previously healthy woman. A 54-year-old woman was referred to our hospital due to chronic cough and sputum. A computed tomography scan of the chest revealed bilateral bronchiectasis with bronchiolitis in the right middle lobe and the lingular division of the left upper lobe. Nontuberculous mycobacteria were isolated twice from three expectorated sputum specimens. All isolates were identified as M, lentiflavum by multilocus sequence analysis based on rpoB, hsp65, and 16S rRNA fragments. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first documented case of M, lentiflavum lung disease in an immunocompetent adult in Korea. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-190
Number of pages4
JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Volume74
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Jeong, B. H., Song, J. U., Kim, W., Han, S. G., Ko, Y., Song, J., Chang, B., Hong, G., Kim, S. Y., Choi, G. E., Shin, S. J., & Koh, W. J. (2013). Nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease caused by Mycobacterium lentiflavum in a patient with bronchiectasis. Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, 74(4), 187-190. https://doi.org/10.4046/trd.2013.74.4.187