Mycobacterium Kansasii

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Mycobacterium Kansasii

Mycobacterium kansasii is a bacterium that mainly affects people with weakened immune systems, including those with HIV/AIDS. However in some cases, M. kansasii can infect and cause harm to healthy people as well. M. kansasii infections can cause lung problems and affect other systems as it spreads to the liver, spleen, and bone marrow. The same medications used to prevent M. kansasii are used to prevent mycobacterium avium complex infections. These medications are often taken by most people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS so luckily most are already protected against M. kansasii.

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The terms "Mycobacterium Kansasii" returned 91 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Whole genome sequence of Mycobacterium kansasii isolates of the genotype 1 from Brazilian patients with pulmonary disease demonstrates considerable heterogeneity.
 

Author(s): Edson Machado, Sidra Ezidio Gonçalves Vasconcellos, Camillo Cerdeira, Lia Lima Gomes, Ricardo Junqueira, Luciana Distasio de Carvalho, Jesus Pais Ramos, Paulo Redner, Carlos Eduardo Dias Campos, Paulo Cesar de Souza Caldas, Ana Paula Chaves Sobral Gomes, Telma Goldenberg, Fatima Fandinho Montes, Fernanda Carvalho de Queiroz Mello, Vinicius de Oliveira Mussi, Elena Lasunskaia, Dick van Soolingen, Antonio Basílio de Miranda, Leen Rigouts, Bouke C de Jong, Conor J Meehan, Marcos Catanho, Philip N Suffys

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Mycobacterium kansasii is an opportunistic pathogen and one of the most commonly encountered species in individuals with lung disease. We here report the complete genome sequence of 12 clinical isolates of M. kansasii from patients with pulmonary disease in Brazil.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Disseminated Mycobacterium kansasii infection with cutaneous lesions in an immunocompetent patient.
 

Author(s): Miaomiao Zhang, Mei Feng, Jian-Qing He

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2017 Sep;62():59-63.

 

A case of disseminated Mycobacterium kansasii infection involving the skin and soft tissue in a 57-year-old male farmer who presented with recurrent fever, respiratory syndromes, and skin lesions is reported. The positive findings of syndromes, laboratory examinations, and identification ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Pulmonary disease in immunocompetent host: Treatment outcomes with short-course chemotherapy.
 

Author(s): C Padmapriyadarsini, D Nair, N S Gomathi, B Velayudham

Journal: Indian J Med Microbiol. ;34(4):516-519.

 

Mycobacterium kansasii, most virulent of all atypical mycobacteria, causes pulmonary disease identical to the disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Early identification of the species and prompt initiation of treatment for M. kansasii is necessary to prevent morbidity and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Mycobacterium Kansasii" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Disseminated Mycobacterium kansasii infection associated with skin lesions: a case report and comprehensive review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Sang Hoon Han, Kyoung Min Kim, Bum Sik Chin, Suk Hoon Choi, Han Sung Lee, Myung Soo Kim, Su Jin Jeong, Hee Kyoung Choi, Chang Oh Kim, Jun Yong Choi, Young Goo Song, June Myung Kim

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2010 Feb;25(2):304-8.

 

Mycobacteruim kansasii occasionally causes disseminated infection with poor outcome in immunocompromised patients. We report the first case of disseminated M. kansasii infection associated with multiple skin lesions in a 48-yr-old male with myelodysplastic syndrome. The patient continuously ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Granulomatous synovialitis with erosions in the shoulder joint: a rare case of polyarthritis caused by Mycobacterium kansasii.
 

Author(s): K Loddenkemper, C Enzweiler, C Loddenkemper, M Backhaus, G-R Burmester, F Buttgereit

Journal: Ann. Rheum. Dis.. 2005 Jul;64(7):1088-90.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Mycobacterium kansasii arthritis of the foot in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.
 

Author(s): T Nakamura, Y Yamamura, T Tsuruta, K Tomoda, M Sakaguchi, M Tsukano

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2001 Oct;40(10):1045-9.

 

Mycobacterium kansasii, an atypical Mycobacterium, may cause serious illness in humans. We describe a M. kansasii infection of the foot joint, which was diagnosed in a 46-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus. The diagnosis was based on a positive culture from degenerative ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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