Fatal granulomatous meningoencephalitis associated to mycobacterium mucogenicum-like microorganism: A case report

Carlos A. Sariol, Yussef Galib, Petraleigh Pantoja, Lillian Colón, Anarda González, Lee Marie Tormos, Jorge Santana, Carlos A. Luciano, Janis González-Martínez, Edmundo N. Kraiselburd

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Abstract

Mycobacterium mucogenicum is rarely associated to human infections. However, in the last year, a few reports of sepsis and fatal cases of central nervous systems have been documented. Here we report a fatal case of granulomatous meningoencephalitis of three weeks of evolution where DNA from a M. mucogenicum-like microorganism was identified postmortem in samples of brain tissue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-280
Number of pages5
JournalPuerto Rico health sciences journal
Volume28
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CNS
  • Immunocompetent
  • M. mucogenicum
  • Meningoencephalitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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