A case of Mycobacterium fortuitum pulmonary disease in a healthy young woman successfully treated with ciprofloxacin and doxycycline

S. Tasaka, T. Urano, M. Mori, K. Yamaguchi, M. Kanazawa

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Abstract

A 22 year-old woman was admitted to our hospital complaining of subtle fever and productive cough. She did not smoke and had no underlying disease. Her chest radiograph showed infiltration in the right upper lung field. A diagnosis of Mycobacterium fortuitum pulmonary disease was made on the basis of isolation of M. fortuitum from repeated sputum cultures. On admission, we administered standard antimycobacterial agents, but found the M. fortuitum isolated in this case to be completely resistant to them. We then administered antibiotics including 600 mg of ciprofloxacin and 200 mg of doxycycline. The pneumonic findings on chest X-ray and her clinical symptoms gradually improved thereafter. The in vitro susceptibility tests confirmed the efficacy of ciprofloxacin and doxycycline. We concluded that these drugs contributed significantly to improve the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-35
Number of pages5
JournalKekkaku
Volume70
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Mycobacterium fortuitum
  • atypical mycobacteriosis
  • ciprofloxacin
  • doxycycline
  • young adult

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

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