Pulmonary Mycobacterium abscessus Infection in a Patient with Triple A Syndrome

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EMİRALİOĞLU N., Ersöz D. D., OĞUZ B., SARIBAŞ Z., Yalçin E., Özçelik U., ...More

JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PEDIATRICS, vol.62, no.4, pp.324-327, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/tropej/fmv104
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.324-327
  • Keywords: Mycobacterium abscessus, achalasia, aspiration pneumonia, non-tuberculous mycobacteria, RAPIDLY GROWING MYCOBACTERIA, NONTUBERCULOUS MYCOBACTERIA, CYSTIC-FIBROSIS, DISEASES
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Gastroesophageal disorders such as achalasia can be associated with pulmonary disorders because of non-tuberculous mycobacteria, frequently masquerading as aspiration pneumonia. The optimal therapeutic regimen and duration of treatment for non-tuberculous mycobacteria lung disease is not well established. Here, we present an 11 year old male patient with Mycobacterium abscessus pulmonary disease and underlying triple A syndrome, who was successfully treated with 2 months of imipenem, amikacin, clarithromycin and continued for long-term antibiotic treatment.