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An association between Mycobacterium malmoense and coal workers' pneumoconiosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18758857     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An association between Mycobacterium malmoense and underlying lung disease has been described. The purpose of this study was to further explore this relationship and in particular to identify any relationship between Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis (CWP) and M. malmoense infection. Patient charts were reviewed of all patients who had a positive sputum or bronchoalveolar lavage for M. malmoense from 1999 to 2006 in a large district general hospital in South Yorkshire, UK. We also performed a literature review in search of this association; one case report was found. Four patients had positive sputum cultures for M. malmoense but only three of these fulfilled the ATS 1997 criteria for diagnosis of disease. Of these three patients, all had clinical and radiologic evidence of CWP. This study strengthens the evidence of a link between nontuberculous mycobacteria and underlying lung disease but more importantly highlights an association between M. malmoense and CWP which has been rarely reported and is poorly understood.
Emmet E McGrath; Philip Bardsley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-08-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lung     Volume:  187     ISSN:  0341-2040     ISO Abbreviation:  Lung     Publication Date:    2009 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-15     Completed Date:  2009-04-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701875     Medline TA:  Lung     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Rotherham District General Hospital, Moorgate Road, Rotherham South Yorkshire, S60 2UD, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anthracosis / complications*
Lung / microbiology,  radiography
Mycobacterium / pathogenicity
Mycobacterium Infections / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  etiology*
Occupational Diseases / complications*
Radiography, Thoracic
Risk Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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