Severe Pulmonary Disease Caused by Mycolicibacter kumamotonensis

Emerg Infect Dis. 2021 Mar;27(3):962-964. doi: 10.3201/eid2703.191648.


Severe Mycolicibacter kumamotonensis-pulmonary disease was diagnosed in a 68-year-old immunocompetent woman in Greece; the disease was initially treated as tuberculosis. The patient responded favorably to a new treatment regimen of azithromycin, amikacin, moxifloxacin, and linezolid. Complete symptom resolution and radiologic improvement resulted.

PMID:33622489 | DOI:10.3201/eid2703.191648