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Am Rev Respir Dis. 1990 Jun;141(6):1599-601.

Mycobacterium fortuitum lung abscess: resolution with prolonged trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole therapy.

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Department of Medicine, Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus.

Abstract

Mycobacterium fortuitum rarely causes lung disease despite its sporadic isolation as a saprophytic colonizer from sputum or saliva. If pulmonary disease occurs, it is usually indolent in nature. The case presented appears to be the first reported case of a M. fortuitum lung abscess that was successfully treated with a prolonged course of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole. The patient remains well without evidence of recurrence nearly 2 yr after the cessation of therapy.

PMID:
2350102
DOI:
10.1164/ajrccm/141.6.1599
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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