Clinical and radiological features of pulmonary disease caused by rapidly growing mycobacteria in cancer patients

@article{Jacobson1998ClinicalAR,
  title={Clinical and radiological features of pulmonary disease caused by rapidly growing mycobacteria in cancer patients},
  author={Kalen Jacobson and Rosa Rod{\'e}s Garc{\'i}a and Herman I. Libshitz and Estella E Whimbey and Kenneth V. I. Rolston and Dima Abi-Said and Issam I. Raad},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={1998},
  volume={17},
  pages={615-621}
}
The role of rapidly growing mycobacteria in the pathogenesis of pulmonary disease is being increasingly recognized; however, the clinical significance of these mycobacteria in patients with underlying malignancy has not been well studied. Over a 6-year period, 37 cancer patients with rapidly growing mycobacteria isolated from respiratory specimens were identified at our center.Mycobacterium chelonae group was isolated in 24 cases andMycobacterium fortuitum in 13 cases. Of the 24 cases with… CONTINUE READING
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