We present the case of a 69-year-old man with significant respiratory comorbidities who presented with slow growing pulmonary nodules which cavitated. Subsequent sputum sampling grew Mycobacterium shimoidei, a non-tuberculous mycobacterium species and an uncommon cause of infection in the UK. We describe the diagnostic process and subsequent treatment regimen.
- respiratory system
- tb and other respiratory infections
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Contributors MJD conceived the concept. DABM drafted the manuscript. AR and MJD improved the manuscript and provided input as to the structure and discussion.
Competing interests None declared.
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