Unusual mixed infection of thoracic empyema caused by Mycobacteria tuberculosis, Nontuberculosis mycobacteria and Nocardia asteroides in a woman with systemic lupus erythematosus

Heng Ching Huang, Wen Liang Yu, Chi Chang Shieh, Kuo-Chen Cheng, He Hsiung Cheng

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摘要

We report a 45-year-old woman of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with thoracic empyema that was unusually infected by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), Nontuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM) concomitant with Nocardia asteroides. After a combined treatment of cotrimoxazole, clarithromycin and anti-tuberculosis drugs with a short-term of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), the patient recovered from the critical illness. On the basis of the results in this case, we recommend a thorough survey of the probably concomitant infections of MTB and NTM in an immunocompromised patient with a known N. asteroid infection. In addition, an adjuvant intravenous immunoglobulin therapy may have beneficial effect in the control of infections in an SLE patient.
原文英語
期刊Journal of Infection
54
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 一月 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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