Mycobacterium Simiae Cervical Lymphadenitis

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2007 Apr;26(4):362-3. doi: 10.1097/01.inf.0000258614.98241.4e.

Abstract

Mycobacterium simiae, a multidrug-resistant, opportunistic acid-fast bacillus, usually causes infection in immunocompromised hosts. We describe a previously healthy child with M. simiae necrotizing granulomatous cervical lymphadenitis. Cure was achieved with excision of the affected nodes and adjunctive antimicrobial therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Lymph Nodes / diagnostic imaging
  • Lymph Nodes / microbiology
  • Macaca mulatta / microbiology
  • Mycobacterium / classification
  • Mycobacterium / drug effects
  • Mycobacterium / isolation & purification*
  • Mycobacterium Infections / diagnosis
  • Mycobacterium Infections / drug therapy
  • Mycobacterium Infections / microbiology
  • Radiography
  • Tuberculosis, Lymph Node / diagnosis
  • Tuberculosis, Lymph Node / drug therapy
  • Tuberculosis, Lymph Node / microbiology*

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents