Ofloxacin and the treatment of pulmonary disease due to Mycobacterium fortuitum

Chest. 1987 Dec;92(6):1110-2. doi: 10.1378/chest.92.6.1110.

Abstract

A 58-year-old man with pulmonary disease due to Mycobacterium fortuitum was treated successfully with ofloxacin (0.3 g daily). Negative conversion of sputum culture was achieved immediately after administration of ofloxacin, and the chest roentgenogram also improved.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Lung Diseases / microbiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycobacterium Infections / complications
  • Mycobacterium Infections / diagnostic imaging
  • Mycobacterium Infections / drug therapy*
  • Ofloxacin
  • Oxazines / therapeutic use*
  • Radiography

Substances

  • Oxazines
  • Ofloxacin