Mycobacterium xenopi is classically a respiratory pathogen affecting immunocompromised hosts, which rarely causes extrapulmonary disease. We present a case of vertebral osteomyelitis and psoas abscess secondary to M. xenopi in an immunocompetent host. The case highlights the difficulties in diagnosing and treating M. xenopi infections. A literature review and treatment recommendations are presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice|
|Publication status||Published - May 1 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases