Clinical and radiological deterioration due to Mycobacterium szulgai in an asthmatic patient

  • Majid Marjani Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Nahal Mansouri Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Payam Tabarsi Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Parvaneh Baghaei Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Parissa Farnia Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Fatemeh-Maryam Sheikholslami Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Davood Mansouri Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Keywords: Mycobacterium szulgai, non tuberculous mycobacteria, asthma

Abstract

We report the case of a 23-year-old asthmatic woman who had clinical and radiological deterioration due to Mycobacterium szulgai infection and good response to anti-mycobacterial treatment without any structural abnormalities in previous lung imaging studies. M. szulgai may be considered a pathogen able to cause deterioration of respiratory health even in patients with previously normal lungs.

Author Biographies

Majid Marjani, Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Associated professor in infectious disease

Clinical Tuberculosis and Epidemiology Research Center.

NRITLD, Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

 

Nahal Mansouri, Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Clinical researcher

Clinical Tuberculosis and Epidemiology Research Center.

NRITLD, Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

 

 

Payam Tabarsi, Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Associated professor in infectious disease

Clinical Tuberculosis and Epidemiology Research Center.

NRITLD, Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

 

 

Parvaneh Baghaei, Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Clinical researcher

Clinical Tuberculosis and Epidemiology Research Center.

NRITLD, Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

 

 

Parissa Farnia, Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Mycobacteriology Research center, National Research institute of Tuberculosis and lung disease, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science
Fatemeh-Maryam Sheikholslami, Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Mycobacteriology Research center, National Research institute of Tuberculosis and lung disease, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science
Davood Mansouri, Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Professor in infectious disease

Clinical Tuberculosis and Epidemiology Research Center.

NRITLD, Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

 

 

Published
2011-11-12
How to Cite
1.
Marjani M, Mansouri N, Tabarsi P, Baghaei P, Farnia P, Sheikholslami F-M, Mansouri D (2011) Clinical and radiological deterioration due to Mycobacterium szulgai in an asthmatic patient. J Infect Dev Ctries 6:89-91. doi: 10.3855/jidc.1537
Section
Case Reports