Mycobacterium llatzerenseLung Infection in a Liver Transplant Recipient: Case Report and Review of the Literature

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Abstract

Nontuberculous mycobacteria are increasingly encountered pathogens in organ transplant recipients. We report the first case of human disease attributed to Mycobacterium llatzerense that occurred in a liver transplant recipient in the midwestern United States who developed pneumonia and describe the treatment of this patient.

The authors describe a case of sub-acute pneumonia in a liver transplant recipient due to Mycobacterium llatzerense, a recently described aerobic, rapidly growing mycobacterium that responded to treatment with ciprofl oxacin, minocycline and azithromycin.

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