Pulmonary and disseminated Mycobacterium simiae infection in humans.


Three patients with Mycobacterium simiae infection were seen during a 5-yr period. One patient with chronic infiltrative pulmonary disease had the diagnosis established by open lung biopsy. Two patients with normal chest roentgenograms had disseminated infection, one having had elective surgery for a nonfunctioning kidney. Caseating granulomata were… (More)


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