Coinfection of Mycobacterium malmoense and Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a patient with acquired inmune deficiency syndrome

Authors

  • Lilian María Mederos Cuervo Laboratorio Nacional de Referencia e Investigaciones de Micobacterias y Tuberculosis. La Habana, Cuba.
  • Angélica Reyes Pérez Hospital Nacional de Referencia para la Atención a pacientes VIH/sida. La Habana, Cuba.
  • Lidunka Valdes Alonso Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Pedro Kourí”. La Habana, Cuba.
  • Francisco Rodríguez Delgado Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Pedro Kourí”. La Habana, Cuba.
  • Misleydis Sardiñas Aragón Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Pedro Kourí”. La Habana, Cuba.
  • María Rosarys Martínez Romero Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Pedro Kourí”. La Habana, Cuba.
  • Raúl Díaz Romero Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Pedro Kourí”. La Habana, Cuba.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2014.314.135

Keywords:

Coinfection, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacterium infections, Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

Abstract

A case is presented of coinfection with Mycobacterium malmoense and Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a Cuban patient with AIDS which produced respiratory and liver disease respectively. Cultures done from sputum samples showed the presence of a non-pigmented, slow growing mycobacterial strain belonging to Runyon group III and identified as Mycobacterium malmoense. From cultures of liver tissue removed laparoscopically, a strain was isolated and subsequently identified as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Anatomapathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of tuberculosis, the patient received specific treatment and had a favorable clinical course. This report of a rare case of coinfection of Mycobacterium describes the first report of hepatic tuberculosis in a patient with AIDS in Cuba.

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Published

2014-12-02

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Case Report

How to Cite

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Mederos Cuervo LM, Reyes Pérez A, Valdes Alonso L, Rodríguez Delgado F, Sardiñas Aragón M, Martínez Romero MR, et al. Coinfection of Mycobacterium malmoense and Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a patient with acquired inmune deficiency syndrome. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2014 Dec. 2 [cited 2024 Apr. 14];31(4). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/135

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