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Mycobacterium gastri causing disseminated infection in children of same family.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15668936     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two children of the same family were admitted to the pediatric ward with a history of productive cough, nocturnal sweats, and weight loss. On physical examination, lymphadenopathy was seen on both sides of the neck and axillae. The sizes of the lymph nodes varied, and some showed fistula formation with drainage. A chest x-ray of the boy revealed diffuse nodular densities, while in the girl, peribronchial thickening in both lower lung zones and hilar adenopathy were detected. Sonography of the abdomen and pelvis in both cases showed multiple para-aortic adenopathies with hypodense centers. Microscopic examination of sputum, gastric washings, and node biopsy specimens proved positive for acid-fast bacilli. Systematic identification of acid-fast bacilli on Lowenstein-Jensen culture media identified the isolates as Mycobacterium gastri. These appear to be the first cases of pediatric infection and the fourth report of human infection caused by this atypical Mycobacterium.
Ali Akbar Velayati; Mohammad Reza Boloorsaze; Parissa Farnia; Foroozan Mohammadi; Mehrdad Bakshayesh Karam; Mohammad Reza Masjedi;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric pulmonology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  8755-6863     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Pulmonol.     Publication Date:  2005 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-31     Completed Date:  2005-06-30     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510590     Medline TA:  Pediatr Pulmonol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  284-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Sciences, Darabad, Tehran, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Disease Transmission, Infectious*
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Lymph Nodes / pathology
Lymphatic Diseases / diagnosis,  microbiology,  therapy
Mycobacterium / classification,  isolation & purification*
Mycobacterium Infections / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  microbiology*,  transmission
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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