Opportunistic pneumonia caused by a new acid-fast bacterium.

  title={Opportunistic pneumonia caused by a new acid-fast bacterium.},
  author={Thomas S. Talamo and A M Norbut and G F Kessler},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={74 6},
An 80-year-old black woman with a clinical diagnosis of unclassified malignant lymphoproliferative disease experienced acute pneumonia four days after chemotherapy was begun. Open lung biopsy revealed acute suppurative pneumonia with dense neutrophilic alveolar infiltrates but without granulomas or caseous necrosis. Numerous intra- and extracellular gram… CONTINUE READING