Disseminated mycobacterium kansasii presenting with skin lesions in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Margaret A. Tempero, Philip W. Smith

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Abstract

A patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia developed skin lesions from which Mycobacterium kansasii was cultured. The organism was also recovered from sputum cultures. Twenty‐three additional cases of disseminated M kansasii infection are reviewed. This disease tends to occur in patients with altered immune response, and atypical histology of tissue specimens may delay diagnosis and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-288
Number of pages6
JournalMedical and Pediatric Oncology
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

Keywords

  • atypical mycobacterium
  • leukemia
  • opportunistic infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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