Recurrence of disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex disease in a patient with anti-gamma interferon autoantibodies by reinfection

Tomoyasu Nishimura, Yukiko Fujita-Suzuki, Makoto Yonemaru, Kiyofumi Ohkusu, Takuro Sakagami, Stephen M. Carpenter, Yoshihito Otsuka, Ho Namkoong, Ikuya Yano, Naoki Hasegawa

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We report a case of recurrent disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex (DMAC) disease with anti-gamma interferon autoantibodies. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case caused by reinfection with a separate isolate of M. avium. DMAC disease activity was monitored using serum IgG antibody titers against lipid antigens extracted from a MAC strain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1436-1438
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 1


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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