Article Text

Download PDFPDF
A neonate born with Mycobacterium cosmeticum bacteraemia
  1. Wei Li Adeline Koay1,
  2. Lemuel Aigbivbalu2,
  3. Janak Patel2
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  2. 2Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Wei Li Adeline Koay, wkoay1{at}


Mycobacterium cosmeticum is a rapidly growing mycobacterium that was recently identified. However, its role in human infection has not been well described. We present a case of an extremely premature neonate born with bacteraemia due to M. cosmeticum that resolved without sequelae. The infection likely occurred during a prolonged intrauterine transfusion procedure.

View Full Text

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.