First report of Mycobacterium nebraskense as a cause of human infection

Peter C. Iwen, Stefano R. Tarantolo, Amr M. Mohamed, Steven H. Hinrichs

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Newly described nontuberculous Mycobacterium species have emerged as causes of opportunistic infection in compromised patients. This report describes the first case of Mycobacterium nebraskense isolated from a patient with a history of emphysema and details the need for adequate diagnostic capabilities to manage patients with infections caused by slow-growing pathogens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-453
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006



  • Atypical Mycobacterium
  • Infection
  • Mycobacterium
  • Nebraskense
  • Nontuberculous Mycobacterium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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