Cervical Lymphadenitis by Mycobacterium triplex in an Immunocompetent Child: Case Report and Review

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Caruso, G. ; Angotti, R. ; Molinaro, F. ; Benicchi, E. ; Cerchia, E. ; Messina, M. (2013)
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s12088-013-0367-2
  • Subject: Mycobacterium triplex Cervical lymphadenitis Immunocompetent child | Short Communication

Mycobacterium triplex was first described in 1996. This nontuberculous Mycobacterium causes a severe pulmonary disease in immunocompromised patients but it can involve also healthy patients. A literature search was made on the PubMed database and it produced only few cases of children with cervical lymphadenitis due to this Mycobacterium Triplex. We are describing a case of M. triplex cervical lymphadenitis in an immunocompetent child.
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