Mycobacterium abscessus lymphadenitis in bone marrow transplant patient

Muhammad Khalid, Syed Asad Ali

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Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are acid-fast bacteria categorized into rapidly growing and slow growing mycobacteria. NTM are more common in transplant patients who are immunocompromised. Here we report the case of a post- bone marrow transplant adolescent male presenting with submandibular swelling and fever. The gland was excised and the histopathology showed chronic granulomatous inflammation. Culture grew Mycobacterium abscessus which was sensitive to amikacin, linezolid and clarithromycin. A good response was achieved on therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1615-1617
Number of pages3
JournalJPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017


  • Non-tuberculous mycobacteria, Mycobacterium abscessus, Rapid growing mycobacteria.


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