Disseminated Mycobacterium genavense infection in patient with adult-onset immunodeficiency

Takanori Asakura, Ho Namkoong, Takuro Sakagami, Naoki Hasegawa, Kiyofumi Ohkusu, Akira Nakamura

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Abstract

We report a case of disseminated Mycobacterium genavense infection resulting from neutralizing anti–interferon-γ autoantibodies in the patient. We identified M. genavense targeting the hsp65 gene in an aspiration specimen of the lymph node. Adult-onset immunodeficiency caused by neutralizing anti–interferon-γ autoantibodies, in addition to HIV infection, can lead to disseminated nontuberculous mycobacterial infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1208-1210
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume23
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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