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Mycobacterium Malmoense


Other Names for this Disease

  • M. Malmoense
  • Mycobacterium Malmoense infection
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Overview

Mycobacterium malmoense (M. malmoense) is a bacterium naturally found in the environment, such as in wet soil, house dust, water, dairy products, domestic and wild animals, food, and human waste.[1][2] M. malmoense infections most often occur in adults with lung disease, and manifests as a lung infection.[3][4] Skin and tissue infections with M. malmoense have also been described.[1] In young children, M. Malmoense may cause an infection of lymphnodes in the neck (i.e., cervical lymphadenitis).[1][4]
Last updated: 9/5/2013

References

  1. Scheinfeld NS. Atypical mycobacterial diseases. MedScape. Feb 11, 2013; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1105570-overview. Accessed 9/5/2013.
  2. Bhambri S, Bhambri A, Del Rosso JQ. Atypical mycobacterial cutaneous infections. Dermatol Clin. 2009 Jan;27(1):63-73; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18984369. Accessed 9/5/2013.
  3. Claesson G et al.,. Nerve dysfunction following surgical treatment of cervical non-tuberculous mycobacterial lymphadenitis in children. Acta p├Ždiatrica. 2011;100(2):299-302 ;
  4. El-Maaytah M, Shah P, Jerjes W, Upile T, Ayliffe P. Cervical lymphadenitis due to Mycobacterium malmoense. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Jul;68(7):1690-4. ; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20417008. Accessed 9/5/2013.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • M. Malmoense
  • Mycobacterium Malmoense infection
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.