Mycobacterium kansasii endobronchial ulcer in a nonimmunocompromised patient.

  title={Mycobacterium kansasii endobronchial ulcer in a nonimmunocompromised patient.},
  author={Effrosyni D. Manali and Walton J Tomford and Dai Wei Liao and Carol Farver and Atul C. Mehta},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  volume={72 3},
In this report we describe the case of an immunocompetent patient found to have an endobronchial, ulcerated lesion due to Mycobacterium kansasii. Predisposing factors could have been severe endobronchial stenosis of the main stem bronchi and distortion of the carina, due to healed endobronchial tuberculosis. Diagnosis was set through fiberoptic bronchoscopy and the patient responded well to treatment. Endobronchial non tuberculous mycobacterial infection should be considered in both HIV… CONTINUE READING