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Pulmonary Disease due to Mycobacterium massiliense

S. Mitra, S. Roy Tapadar, D. Banerjee, S. Bhattacharjee, Sunanda Dey, S. Kundu

Keywords : Mycobacterium massiliense, Non-tuberculous mycobacteria, Rapidly growing mycobacteria

Citation Information : Mitra S, Tapadar SR, Banerjee D, Bhattacharjee S, Dey S, Kundu S. Pulmonary Disease due to Mycobacterium massiliense. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2012; 54 (1):53-57.

DOI: 10.5005/ijcdas-54-1-53

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 16-06-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


We report a case of a patient suffering from multidrug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis (MDR-PTB) who later developed an invasive infection of the respiratory tract with a rapidly growing non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), recently identified as Mycobacterium massiliense, closely related to M. abscessus. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of M. massiliense infection being reported from India.

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