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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318255d5a2
Case Reports

Recurrent Cough, Fever, and Leukocytosis After Hot Tub Exposure

Othman, Hussein MD*; Fishbain, Joel MD*†; Briski, Laurence MD; Hadesman, Steven MD*; Saravolatz, Louis MD*†

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Abstract

Abstract: Hot tub lung is an unusual disease process that can be difficult to recognize and is easily missed. Additional exposure history and invasive investigations provide sufficient information for diagnosis. Mycobacterium avium complex is the most commonly reported pathogen when one has been identified. Herein, we report a rare case of hot tub lung due to Mycobacterium fortuitum that was microbiologically confirmed in the patient and the environment.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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