First case of Tsukamurella pulmonis infection in an immunocompetent patient

Michela Sali, Giovanni Delogu, Riccardo Inchingolo, Ilaria Nardi, Fabrizio Chiappini, Giuseppe Macis, Fausta Ardito, Salvatore Valente, S Bani

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Abstract

We report a case of pneumonia due to Tsukamurella pulmonis in a 76-year-old immunocompetent woman with chronic pulmonary disease. Microbiological diagnosis was made by bacteriological and molecular means and infection was cured by empirical antibiotic treatment. This work highlights the potential role of Tsukamurella in pathogenesis of pneumonia in immunocompetent patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-25
Number of pages3
JournalRespiratory Medicine CME
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • COPD
  • Tsukamurella pulmonis infection
  • lung infection

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