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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 122-123

Mycobacterium genavense Causing Lung Abscess in an Immunocompetent Individual

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Apollo Main Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Ria Lawrence
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Apollo Main Hospital, Greams Lane, Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/japt.japt_50_21

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Mycobacterium genavense is a rare nontuberculous mycobacterium, known to cause serious infections in HIV-infected patients and immunocompromised individuals. The diagnosis of M. genavense is challenging because of its slow-growing nature in the routine acid-fast culture methods. Here, we present the case of lung abscess caused by M. genavense in an immunocompetent individual.

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