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The Radiographic Features of Mycobacterium Malmoense Infection

Volume 3 - Issue 5

Mwaffaq El Heis*, Maha Gharaibeh, Mammon Al-Omari and Ruba Khasawneh

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    • Radiology Department, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

    *Corresponding author: Mwaffaq El Heis, Radiology department, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

Received: April 09, 2018;   Published: April 17, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.03.000971

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Mycobacterium malmoense is a rare infection with increasing prevalence since its first reported cases. It is not easy to be diagnosed. The objective of this study was to report our experience in managing this infection. A total of 24 cases were included from Jordan and United Arab Emirates. Our finding showed that in M. malmoense thick-walled cavitating lesions are common especially in the upper lobes. In our series, there was almost equal distribution of unilateral and bilateral disease. Underlying fibrosis was commonly present with pleural effusions rarely seen. Middle and lower lobe involvement was rare. The findings show the diverse range of radiological appearances seen in patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial infections. Taken together, although the appearances are non-specific, an awareness of the varied presentations of these infections is important in order to expedite the correct diagnosis and the commencement of appropriate therapy.

Keywords: Mycobacterium malmoense; Pulmonary; Cavities; CTscan; X-Ray Radiography

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