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Mycobacterium gordonae pulmonary infection with clinical manifestations similar to tuberculosis
Masood Kikha 1, Mehdi Khorshidi 1, Sepehr Navid 2
1- Microbiology Department, Isfahan Medical School, Isfahan, Iran
2- Microbiology Department, Isfahan Medical School, Isfahan, Iran , sepehr_2006_70@yahoo.com
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Background and Aim: Mycobacterium gordonae is one of the most important human mycobacterial pathogens that is found in immuno-compromised patients and also healthy people. This study is the first case report of Mycobacterium gordonae infection from Iran.
Material and Methods: A 39-year-old woman with fever, weight loss, anorexia, chest pain and persistent cough referred to the emergency department of Al-Zahra Hospital in Isfahan,. A sputum sample was taken from the patient. After eleven days bacterial colonies were observed on the Lowenstein–Jensen Medium. Using microscopic evaluation and biochemical tests, the bacterial colonies were identified as Mycobacterium gordonae. Considering the antibiotic resistance pattern clarithromycin and levofloxacin, were prescribed for the patient. The patient's clinical signs were improved after 6 weeks.
Conclusion: The clinical and radiological manifestations of mycobacterium gordonae and tuberculosis are similar and may be mistaken for each other. In addition, therapeutic regimen for non-tuberculosis mycobacteria and tuberculosis are different. Therefore it is necessary to identify mycobacteria to the species level.
Key words: Mycobacterium gordonae, Tuberculosis, Laboratory diagnosis, Non-tuberculosis mycobacteria.
 
Received: Jul 8, 2017     Accepted: Nov 25, 2017
Keywords: Mycobacterium gordonae, Tuberculosis, Laboratory diagnosis, Non-tuberculosis mycobacteria.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2018/03/17 | Accepted: 2018/03/17 | Published: 2018/03/17
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Volume 23, Issue 1 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2018) Back to browse issues page
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مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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