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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2003 Aug;181(2):513-7.

Radiographic and CT findings of nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary infection caused by Mycobacterium abscessus.

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Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Ilwon-Dong, Kangnam-Ku, Seoul 135-710, Korea.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of our study was to describe the radiographic and CT findings in patients with pulmonary infections caused by Mycobacterium abscessus, one of the more common rapidly growing nontuberculous mycobacteria that cause lung disease.

CONCLUSION:

The main radiologic and CT manifestations of M. abscessus lung infection are bilateral small nodular opacities, bronchiectasis, and cavity formation.

PMID:
12876037
DOI:
10.2214/ajr.181.2.1810513
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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