Cavitary lung infection caused by mycobacterium flavescens

Mirtha T. Casimir, Victor Fainstein, Nicholas Papadopolous

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Atypical mycobacteria are now recognized as important human pathogens and infection due to these organisms is an increasing and important problem in the management of cancer patients. We describe what appears to be the first case in a cancer patient of severe and chronic pulmonary disease caused by Mycobacterium flavescens, an organism previously not reported to cause disease in humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-254
Number of pages2
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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