Fatal pulmonary Mycobacterium xenopi in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis receiving etanercept

Maimon, Nmrod; Brunton, James; Chan, Adrienne K.; Marras, Theodore K.
August 2007
Thorax;Aug2007, Vol. 62 Issue 8, p739
Academic Journal
Case Study
Mycobacterium xenopi is a water-related mycobacterium with low pathogenicity in humans. Little is known about the association between anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF)α and non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections. The case history is presented of fatal M xenopi infection in a patient receiving anti- TNFα treatment.


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