BRYAN R. DAVIS, M.D.; JOYCE BRUMBACH, M.T.; WILLIAM J. SANDERS, M.D.; EMANUEL WOLINSKY, M.D.
Mycobacterium haemophilum is a newly recognized pathogen first described and named in 1978 (1). Of nine reported cases, all but one occurred in patients from Israel and Australia who had lymphoma or were renal transplant recipients. Most patients presented with multiple cutaneous nodules, abscesses, and ulcers, but two also had skeletal involvement. Although not clearly the cause of death in any patient, the infection often produced considerable morbidity. We describe a patient from Cleveland, Ohio who developed nodular skin lesions from which we cultured M. haemophilum.
A 32-year-old woman had had a cadaveric renal transplant 8 years previously, and had
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DAVIS BR, BRUMBACH J, SANDERS WJ, WOLINSKY E. Skin Lesions Caused by Mycobacterium haemophilum. Ann Intern Med. 1982;97:723–724. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-5-723
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(5):723-724.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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