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endobronchial atypical mycobacterial infection

Tuesday 1 February 2011

Endobronchial granulomas in children are mainly caused by mycobacterial infections.

In addition to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, other organisms such as non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) have emerged. These organisms cause a broad spectrum of pulmonary diseases.

Rare isolated endobronchial NTM infections in a child have been reported. (#20425861#)

References

- Endobronchial atypical mycobacteria in an immunocompetent child. del Rio Camacho G, Soriano Guillén L, Flandes Aldeyturriaga J, Hernández García B, Bernácer Borja M. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2010 May;45(5):511-3. PMID: #20425861#