Infectie met niet-tuberculeuze mycobacteriën bij 2 patiënten met bronchiëctasieën

Translated title of the contribution: Pulmonary infection caused by non-tuberculous mycobacteria in two patients with bronchiectasis

J M A Daniels, T Haitjema, R van Altena, J G van den Aardweg, F Vlaspolder, W G Boersma

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Two patients, a woman aged 67 years and a man aged 80 years, had chronic cough among other respiratory symptoms. In the woman, chest radiograph and CT-scan revealed partial atelectasis of the middle lobe and bronchiectasis. In the man, an interstitial pattern was seen on chest radiograph, and CT scan showed diffuse bronchiectasis. In both the man and the woman, non-tuberculous mycobacteria were identified (Mycobacterium avium complex and Mycobacterium abscessus, respectively). Treatment was successful in both patients. Non-tuberculous mycobacteria can cause considerable pulmonary infection in patients with bronchiectasis.

Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)961-5
Number of pages5
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2005

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