Nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease caused by mycobacterium shinjukuense: The first reported case in Korea

Seong Mi Moon, Su Young Kim, Myung Jin Chung, Seung Heon Lee, Sung Jae Shin, Won Jung Koh

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Mycobacterium shinjukuense is a novel species of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) that was first reported in Japan in 2011. It is a slow-growing NTM pathogen that can cause chronic pulmonary infections. There are only a few reported cases of M. shinjukuense infections, all of which are from Japan. We reported a case of chronic lung disease caused by M. shinjukuense. The organism was identified by 16S rRNA, rpoB, and hsp65 gene sequencing. To the best of our knowledge, this was the first confirmed case of lung disease caused by M. shinjukuense outside of Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)416-418
Number of pages3
JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

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