Mycobacterial synovitis caused by slow-growing nonchromogenic species: Eighteen cases and a review of the literature Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Mycobacterium avium Complex
  • Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Infection
  • Synovitis

abstract

  • The current series demonstrates that difficult identification and infrequent occurrence cause these organisms to be overlooked by physicians and laboratory personnel. A heightened clinical suspicion for slow-growing nonchromogenic mycobacterial species is necessary when routine culture and histopathologic findings do not readily isolate an organism, or when the patient does not respond to antibiotic and anti-inflammatory treatment.

publication date

  • June 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 16740028

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 783

end page

  • 91

volume

  • 130

number

  • 6