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Mycobacterium Malmoense

Other Names for this Disease
  • M. Malmoense
  • Mycobacterium Malmoense infection
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What are the signs and symptoms of mycobacterium malmoense infection?

Many cases of M. malmoense infection cause no symptoms, and as a result go unrecognized.[1] M. malmoense infections in adults often present as lung infections with or without fever. In children, M. malmoense infections can present as a single sided, non-tender, enlarging, neck mass. The mass may be violet in color and often does not respond to conventional antibiotic therapy.[2] M. malmoense infection can also cause skin lesions or abscesses.[2]
Last updated: 9/5/2013

  1. Claesson G et al.,. Nerve dysfunction following surgical treatment of cervical non-tuberculous mycobacterial lymphadenitis in children. Acta pædiatrica. 2011;100(2):299-302 ;
  2. 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. ; Accessed 9/5/2013.