INTRODUCTION: Rapidly growing mycobacteria are opportunistic pathogens in patients with underlying riskfactors. Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. bolletii is a newly recognized member of rapidlygrowing mycobacteria, isolated from respiratory tract and cutaneous infections.CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of chronic disseminated infection caused by M. abscessus subsp. bolletiiin a 38-year-old Sri Lankan man with idiopathic CD4+ T lymphocytopenia. Idiopathic CD4+T lymphocytopenia is a rare cause of immunodysfunction that, similar to humanimmunodeficiency virus infection. M. abscessus subsp. bolletii infection was diagnosed byculture isolation from two sputum samples.CONCLUSIONS: To the best of our knowledge this is the first report of M. abscessus subsp. bolletiidisseminated infection in a patient affected by idiopathic CD4+ T lymphocytopenia. Incontrast to previous reports, the isolate of M. abscessus subsp. bolletii presented intermediateresistance to clarithromycin and was susceptible to cefoxitin and imipenem.
|Numero di pagine||1|
|Rivista||Journal of Medical Case Reports|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2012|
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