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Nontuberculous mycobacterium infection

Amarateedha H Prak, Kristina M Dela Rosa
With skin lesions that have failed previous treatments, consideration for an atypical mycobacteria, specifically Mycobacterium marinum, infection should be suspected. Importance of the history cannot be stressed as this is a clue that the patient may have been inoculated and infected in the field environment. A marine with chronic right knee plaque for 3 yr that first appeared after a field exercise at The Basic School but worsened despite treatment with clindamycin, TMP-SMX, and incision and drainage in 2012...
March 14, 2018: Military Medicine
Akira Yokoyama, Hidenori Kage, Yuki Ohama, Tomoaki Sato, Naoya Miyashita, Satoshi Noguchi, Shu Okugawa, Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Kyoji Moriya, Takahide Nagase
Identification of microorganisms by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has been widely accepted. However, the significance of MALDI-TOF MS for identifying mycobacteria, particularly rare nontuberculous mycobacteria, has not been established. M. heckeshornense is one such bacteria, and distinguishing it from M. xenopi is difficult. The patient was a 40-year-old man with Behҫet's disease who had started treatment with prednisolone and azathioprine. A lung nodule in the right lower lobe was pointed out, and it increased in size 6 months later...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
Tiffany A Claeys, Richard T Robinson
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) include species that colonize human epithelia, as well as species that are ubiquitous in soil and aquatic environments. NTM that primarily inhabit soil and aquatic environments include the Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC, M. avium and Mycobacterium intracellulare ) and the Mycobacterium abscessus complex (MABSC, M. abscessus subspecies abscessus , massiliense , and bolletii ), and can be free-living, biofilm-associated, or amoeba-associated. Although NTM are rarely pathogenic in immunocompetent individuals, those who are immunocompromised - due to either an inherited or acquired immunodeficiency - are highly susceptible to NTM infection (NTMI)...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Bacteriology
Mark H Adelman, Doreen J Addrizzo-Harris
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To highlight recent original research and specialty society guidelines regarding the diagnosis and treatment of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) pulmonary disease. RECENT FINDINGS: The prevalence of NTM pulmonary disease has risen in recent years. The prevalence of individual NTM species varies geographically, although Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) and Mycobacterium abscessus complex (MABC) remain among the most commonly encountered in many regions...
February 20, 2018: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
Elena Garcia-Zamora, Henar Sanz-Robles, Marta Elosua-Gonzalez, Ximena Rodriguez-Vasquez, Jose Luis Lopez-Estebaranz
(no more than 200 words): In the last few years, the incidence of cutaneous infections caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria is increasing. Since Mycobacterium immunogenum was first described in 2001, few case reports have been described, all of them in the American continent. We report a case with cutaneous infection caused by this newly discovered NTB in Europe.A 65-year-old woman presented with a 3-months history of pruritic lesions on abdomen. Examination revealed erythematous inflammatory papules, pustules, and crusts...
October 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
Chunrong Lin, Chad Russell, Bruce Soll, Dominic Chow, Sapna Bamrah, Richard Brostrom, Wesley Kim, Jerry Scott, Matthew J Bankowski
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) respiratory infections represent a growing public health problem in many countries. However, there are limited published epidemiologic studies for the Western Pacific region. We reviewed respiratory specimens submitted to Diagnostic Laboratory Services in Hawaii, USA, for culture of Mycobacterium tuberculosis during August 2007-December 2011 to determine the NTM isolation rate. We observed a statistically significant increase in the rate of specimens with NTM isolated in respiratory culture (adjusted rate ratio per year 1...
March 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
Carmen Alicia Daza Bolaños, Marília Masello Junqueira Franco, Antonio Francisco Souza Filho, Cássia Yumi Ikuta, Edith Mariela Burbano-Rosero, José Soares Ferreira Neto, Marcos Bryan Heinemann, Rodrigo Garcia Motta, Carolina Lechinski de Paula, Amanda Bonalume Cordeiro de Morais, Simony Trevizan Guerra, Ana Carolina Alves, Fernando José Paganini Listoni, Márcio Garcia Ribeiro
Although the tuberculin test represents the main in vivo diagnostic method used in the control and eradication of bovine tuberculosis, few studies have focused on the identification of mycobacteria in the milk from cows positive to the tuberculin test. The aim of this study was to identify Mycobacterium species in milk samples from cows positive to the comparative intradermal test. Milk samples from 142 cows positive to the comparative intradermal test carried out in 4,766 animals were aseptically collected, cultivated on Lowenstein-Jensen and Stonebrink media and incubated for up to 90 days...
2018: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
Amar Bouam, Anthony Levasseur, Maryline Bonnet, Laurence Borand, Charles Van Goethem, Michel Drancourt, Sylvain Godreuil
Mycobacterium sp. strain 4858 is a nontuberculous mycobacterium isolated from sputum in a Cambodian patient with a pulmonary infection. We report the first complete 5.6-Mbp-long genome sequence of Mycobacterium strain 4858, with 68.24% GC content, carrying 5,255 protein-coding genes, 47 tRNAs, and 3 rRNA genes.
February 15, 2018: Genome Announcements
Seoung-Ryoung Choi, Bradley E Britigan, Barbara Switzer, Traci Hoke, David Moran, Prabagaran Narayanasamy
The nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) pathogens, M. avium complex (MAC) and M. abscessus, can result in severe pulmonary infections. Current antibiotics confront significant challenges for treatment of these NTM infections due to emerging multidrug-resistance. Thus, development of new antibiotics targeted against these agents is needed. We examined the inhibitory activities of Ga(NO3)3, GaCl3, gallium meso-tetraphenylporphyrin (GaTP) and several derivative nanoparticles (GaNP) against intra- and extracellular M...
February 8, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
Liad Avneri, Tal Eidlitz-Markus, Meirav Mor, Avraham Zeharia, Jacob Amir, Yishai Haimi-Cohen
We investigated the prevalence of Mycobacterium marinum lymphadenitis and describe 4 children with the disease. The database of the microbiology laboratory of a tertiary pediatric medical center was searched for all cases of nontuberculous mycobacterial lymphadenitis from 1996 to 2016. M. marinum lymphadenitis was defined as isolation of the pathogen from a lymph node or from a skin lesion with an enlarged regional lymph node. M. marinum was isolated from lymph nodes in 2 of 167 patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial lymphadenitis and from skin lesions in 2 children with skin lesions and regional reactive lymphadenitis, yielding a 2...
February 6, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
Yan Song, Li Zhang, Hao Yang, Guangjun Liu, Hongfeng Huang, Jianyong Wu, Jianghua Chen
BACKGROUND: Nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) infections are important complications in renal transplant recipients. METHODS: Cases of NTM diseases post-renal transplantation published in English were identified in the PubMed database. The clinical and laboratory characteristics of these cases were reviewed. RESULTS: One-hundred and fifteen cases of NTM infection in renal transplant recipients in 100 articles were identified. The median time of NTM infection from renal transplantation was 37 months (range, 3 d to 252 months)...
February 5, 2018: Infectious Diseases
Ana Miqueleiz-Zapatero, Cristina Santa Olalla-Peralta, María Dolores Guerrero-Torres, Laura Cardeñoso-Domingo, Belén Hernández-Milán, Diego Domingo-García
INTRODUCTION: Cervical lymphadenitis is the most common nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection in immunocompetent children, mainly in those under 5years. For many years Mycobacterium lentiflavum (M. lentiflavum) has been considered a rare NTM causing lymphadenitis. METHODS: A restrospective study was performed in pediatric patients with microbiologically confirmed NTM cervical lympahdenitis at the Niño Jesús Hospital in Madrid during 2009-2016. RESULTS: During the period studied, 28 cases of cervical lymphadenitis were recorded...
January 27, 2018: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
Raghu Sriram, A K Sahni, Vaibhav L Dudhat, A K Pujahari
Background: Nontuberculous mycobacteria are increasingly being implicated in infections and have become an important cause of health care associated infections. Mycobacterium abscessus, a rapidly growing mycobacteria, is of particular concern as it tends to be resistant to commonly used therapeutic options. Conventional phenotypic methods for speciation of mycobacteria are time consuming, labor intensive and not always reliable. Molecular methods require expertise and are expensive. The study was used to evaluate the use of matrix associated laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) as a means of rapid identification of M...
January 2018: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
Amar Bouam, Anthony Levasseur, Maryline Bonnet, Laurence Borand, Charles Van Goethem, Michel Drancourt, Sylvain Godreuil
Mycobacterium sp. strain 3519A is a nontuberculous mycobacterium isolated from sputum from a Cambodian patient with a pulmonary infection. We report here the first complete 7.3-Mbp-long genome sequence of Mycobacterium sp. 3519A with 66.35% GC content, encoding 7,029 protein-coding genes, 50 tRNAs, and 5 rRNA genes.
January 25, 2018: Genome Announcements
Matthew Schwartz, Stefanie Fisher, Elizabeth Story-Roller, Gyanu Lamichhane, Nicole Parrish
Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are at risk for recurrent pulmonary infections due to increased viscosity of airway secretions, leading to persistent colonization with pathogenic bacteria, including nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). Extensive antibiotic use for treatment of infections has led to increasing antimicrobial resistance, which is a significant barrier to the treatment of NTMs. We examined the in vitro activity of several antibiotics against a selection of the most drug-resistant clinical isolates of Mycobacterium abscessus, Mycobacterium chelonae, and Mycobacterium avium complex recovered from CF patients at our institution, as well as paired combinations of antibiotics against a subset of M...
January 25, 2018: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
José L Steffani-Vallejo, Marion E Brunck, Erika Y Acosta-Cruz, Rafael Montiel, Francisco Barona-Gómez
Mycobacterium simiae (Karassova V, Weissfeiler J, Kraszanay E, Acta Microbiol Acad Sci Hung 12:275-82, 1965) is a slow-growing nontuberculous Mycobacterium species found in environmental niches, and recently evidenced as an opportunistic Human pathogen. We report here the genome of a clinical isolate of M. simiae (MsiGto) obtained from a patient in Guanajuato, Mexico. With a size of 6,684,413 bp, the genomic sequence of strain MsiGto is the largest of the three M. simiae genomes reported to date. Gene prediction revealed 6409 CDSs in total, including 6354 protein-coding genes and 52 RNA genes...
2018: Standards in Genomic Sciences
Sumit Fogla, Vaishali M Pansare, Luis G Camero, Uzma Syeda, Naveen Patil, Arun Chaudhury
We report the case of a 68-year-old gentleman who presented with musculoskeletal chest pain which appeared suddenly when he bent over with his dog. The chest pain was localized to the left lower chest and increased with movement and deep breathing. The patient did not complain weight loss, night sweat, fever or chill. He complained of mild cough, with expectoration of whitish mucus. Imaging revealed cavitary chest lesion in the right upper lobe, which was initially suspected to be lung cancer. The patient had a 50-year-old history of smoking 2 packs per day...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Katsuhiro Suzuki, Atsuyuki Kurashima, Kinji Tatsuno, Jun-Ichi Kadota
BACKGROUND: In Japan, nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease is mostly attributable to Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), i.e., M. avium or M. intracellulare. However, clinical features of the disease caused by these two pathogens have not been studied sufficiently yet. METHODS: A post-marketing survey of clarithromycin was performed at 130 facilities across Japan. The data on patients with M. avium infection and patients with M. intracellulare infection were selected from this survey for comparison of background variables and clinical features of the two pathogens...
January 2018: Respiratory Investigation
Wei Zhang, Qingbo Shu, Zhen Zhao, Jia Fan, Christopher J Lyon, Adrian M Zelazny, Ye Hu
Background: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM)-mediated infections are a growing cause of worldwide morbidity, but lack of rapid diagnostics for specific NTM species can delay the initiation of appropriate treatment regimens. We thus examined whether mass spectrometry analysis of an abundantly secreted mycobacterial antigen could identify specific NTM species. Methods: We analyzed predicted tryptic peptides of the major mycobacterial antigen Ag85B for their capacity to distinguish Mycobacterium tuberculosis and three NTM species responsible for the majority of pulmonary infections caused by slow-growing mycobacterial species...
2018: Clinical Proteomics
Sofía Samper, Julià González-Martin
Mycobacterial culture has a high sensitivity and is the test of choice for the microbiological diagnosis of tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacterial infections. However, the results of this culture require at least 2-3 weeks to obtain positivity. Staining is rapid and can be used as a complementary study, although its sensitivity is low. Gene amplification tests have an intermediate sensitivity and obtain results in 1-2 days. These last tests are indicated in cases with moderate or high clinical suspicion...
December 26, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
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