Infections due to the newly described species Mycobacterium parascrofulaceum

J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Aug;43(8):4286-7. doi: 10.1128/JCM.43.8.4286-4287.2005.


We report on four cases of infection by the recently described species Mycobacterium parascrofulaceum. In two cases the mycobacterium was isolated from AIDS patients, while in the others it was responsible for pulmonary disease in elderly men. Our findings suggest that M. parascrofulaceum is an opportunistic pathogen, like many other nontuberculous mycobacterial species.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / microbiology*
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycobacterium / classification
  • Mycobacterium / genetics
  • Mycobacterium / isolation & purification*
  • Mycobacterium Infections / microbiology*
  • Opportunistic Infections / microbiology*