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CASE REPORT
Mycobacterium shimoidei: an uncommon non-tuberculous infection in a UK patient
  1. Darryl A Braganza Menezes1,
  2. Martin J Dedicoat2,
  3. Alastair Robertson3
  1. 1 Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Heart of England NHS Foundation Hospital Trust, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2 Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Heart of England NHS Foundation Hospital Trust, Birmingham, UK
  3. 3 Occupational Health Services, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Darryl A Braganza Menezes, darryl.braganzamenezes{at}nhs.net

Summary

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.

  • infections
  • respiratory system
  • tb and other respiratory infections

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Footnotes

  • 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.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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