1 Department of Public Health, Health, Aarhus University2 The Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aarhus University, Aarhus University3 Department of Public Health - Department of Health Services Research, Department of Public Health, Health, Aarhus University4 GloHAU, Center for Global Health, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark; Department of Infectious Diseases, Aarhus University Hospital, Brendstrupgaardsvej 100, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark. Electronic address: email@example.com Mycobacteriology Laboratory, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark.6 Department of Public Health - Department of Health Services Research, Department of Public Health, Health, Aarhus University
Mycobacterium celatum is a rare cause of human infection, causing disseminated disease in immunosuppressed individuals. Infections localized to the lungs and the lymph nodes have also been reported in immunocompetent individuals. The existing literature on the subject is limited as are experiences with treatment regimens and durations. In the case presented herein, two different treatment regimens were applied to an immunocompromised HIV-negative patient with primary skin involvement and extensive pulmonary involvement due to suspected relapse on isoniazid, ethambutol, and clarithromycin treatment. The treatment regimen was changed to azithromycin, ciprofloxacin, and pyrazinamide and the treatment duration was prolonged to a total of 24 months, with good effect.
International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2014, Vol 26, p. 88-90