Mycobacterium xenopi: A case report of a rare cause of pott disease

Edward A. Hulten, Josh Hartzell, Susan M. Conrath, James Lawler

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-180
Number of pages4
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2006

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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