Fatal pulmonary Mycobacterium xenopi in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis receiving etanercept

Nimrod Maimon, James Brunton, Adrienne K. Chan, Theodore K. Marras

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Abstract

Mycobacterium xenopi is a water-related mycobacterium with low pathogenicity in humans. Little is known about the association between anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF)α and non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections. The case history is presented of fatal M xenopi infection in a patient receiving anti-TNFα treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)739-740
Number of pages2
JournalThorax
Volume62
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes

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