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An unusual case of abdominal mycobacterial infection: Case report and literature review

Pieter Ekermans, Rene de Gama, Celeste Kock, Ebrahim Hoosien, Tomas Slavik, Terry Marshall, Craig Corcoran, Jakko van Ingen
Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine | Vol 20, No 1 | a993 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajhivmed.v20i1.993 | © 2019 Pieter Ekermans | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 June 2019 | Published: 28 August 2019

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Pieter Ekermans, Department of Microbiology, National Reference Laboratory, AMPATH Laboratories, Centurion, South Africa
Rene de Gama, Department of Paediatrics, Netcare Unitas Hospital, Centurion, South Africa
Celeste Kock, Department of Paediatrics, Mediclinic Midstream Hospital, Midstream, South Africa
Ebrahim Hoosien, Department of Microbiology, National Reference Laboratory, AMPATH Laboratories, Centurion, South Africa
Tomas Slavik, Department of Histology, AMPATH Laboratories, Pretoria, South Africa
Terry Marshall, Department of Molecular Medicine, National Reference Laboratory, AMPATH Laboratories, Centurion, South Africa
Craig Corcoran, Department of Molecular Medicine, National Reference Laboratory, AMPATH laboratories, Centurion, South Africa
Jakko van Ingen, Department of Medical Microbiology, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the, Netherlands


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Abstract

This article presents a case of an HIV-infected paediatric patient with an unusual Mycobacterium genavense infection with predominantly abdominal organ involvement.

Keywords

Mycobacterium genavense; Non-tuberculous mycobacterium; 16S rRNA sequence analysis; Line-probe assay; Fastidious; Retractile mesenteritis

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