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J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jun;52(6):2265-9. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03103-13. Epub 2014 Apr 16.

First report of Mycobacterium canariasense catheter-related bacteremia in the Americas.

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1
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yale School of Medicine/Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut, USA albertopaniz@yahoo.com.
2
VA Connecticut Healthcare, West Haven, Connecticut, USA.
3
Department of Microbiology, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Mycobacteria/Nocardia Laboratory, Tyler, Texas, USA.
4
VA Boston Healthcare, West Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
5
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yale School of Medicine/Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut, USA VA Connecticut Healthcare, West Haven, Connecticut, USA.

Abstract

Mycobacterium canariasense is a recently described late-pigmenting, rapidly growing mycobacterium linked to bacteremia in patients with underlying malignant diseases. We report a case of M. canariasense infection in a patient from Massachusetts with underlying diffuse B cell lymphoma, which was identified both by multilocus sequence typing and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). To our knowledge, this is the first description after its original identification in Spain and the first report of this opportunistic pathogen in the Americas.

PMID:
24740075
PMCID:
PMC4042744
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.03103-13
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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