Ofloxacin and imipenem in the treatment of Mycobacterium fortuitum and Mycobacterium chelonae lung infections

Tubercle. 1990 Jun;71(2):131-3. doi: 10.1016/0041-3879(90)90009-w.


Two patients with Mycobacterium fortuitum and one patient with Mycobacterium chelonae lung infections were treated with ofloxacin and imipenem respectively. Of the former two, one had underlying inactive pulmonary tuberculosis and bronchiectasis and the other had silicosis. The latter had severe underlying bronchiectasis also. The treatments were well tolerated and the patients responded well.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Imipenem / therapeutic use*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous / drug therapy
  • Ofloxacin / therapeutic use*
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / drug therapy*


  • Imipenem
  • Ofloxacin