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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31816ffc27
Brief Reports

Intrathoracic Lymphadenitis Caused by Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium tuberculosis in an Immunocompetent Child

Tuerlinckx, David MD*; Bodart, Eddy MD*; Beckers, Dominique MD*; Glupczynski, Youri MD, PhD*†

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Abstract

By means of a DNA probe assay (INNO-LiPA) we identified 2 different mycobacterial strains (Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex) from a mediastinal lymph node biopsy obtained from an apparently immunocompetent 7.5-year-old girl, whereas culture grew only M. avium. Clinicians should be aware of the possible occurrence of mixed infection involving both nontuberculous mycobacteria and M. tuberculosis.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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