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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181fc6e92
Case Reports

Delayed Diagnosis of Disseminated Mycobacterium genavense Infection in a Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Negative Young Woman

Tortoli, Enrico ScD*; Mannino, Roberta ScD*; Carvalho, Anna Cristina MD†; Matteelli, Alberto MD†

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Abstract

We report here a case of Mycobacterium genavense-disseminated infection in a human immunodeficiency virus-negative young patient under immunosuppressive treatment for autoimmune chronic hepatitis type I. The diagnosis was achieved thanks to the detection of Mycobacterium genavense-specific DNA in a hepatic biopsy embedded in paraffin for histologic examination 2 years before.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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