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Chest. 1997 Jan;111(1):242-5.

Mycobacterium avium complex infection in an immunocompetent young adult related to hot tub exposure.

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Department of Medicine, St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

An unusual case of Mycobacterium avium complex infection occurred in a young adult with no preexisting disease and no evidence of immunodeficiency. There was diffuse interstitial involvement of the lungs which suggested an active alveolitis. Diagnosis required open-lung biopsy. Restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis and multilocus enzyme electrophoresis indicated that the source of the infection was a hot tub. The infection proved to be exceptionally responsive to treatment, and there was complete resolution with a four-drug regimen.

PMID:
8996025
DOI:
10.1378/chest.111.1.242
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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