Cutaneous infection by Mycobacterium haemophilum and kansasii in an IgA-deficient man.

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BACKGROUND: The prevalence of infections by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) has steadily increased over the past decades, especially in immunocompromised patients. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a patient with IgA-deficiency and mixed cutaneous infection by two slowly growing mycobacteria, Mycobacterium (M.) haemophilum and M. kansasii. CONCLUSIONS: Cutaneous M. haemophilum infections most often result from HIV or transplantation-associated immunosuppression. Rarely, M. haemophilum may also infect healthy patients or iatrogenically immunosuppressed patients without transplantation. M. kansasii is one of the most frequent NTM and large awareness exists about its involvement in human diseases. Mycobacterial diagnosis of cutaneous infections should be considered in long-lasting skin lesions.

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Cited Authors

  • Bekou, V; Büchau, A; Flaig, MJ; Ruzicka, T; Hogardt, M

Published Date

  • January 26, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 /

Start / End Page

  • 3 -

PubMed ID

  • 21269422

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21269422

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1471-5945

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/1471-5945-11-3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England