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Dr Stephen Pedler
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Reported here is the clinical presentation and management of patients with rapidly growing nontuberculous mycobacterial infection diagnosed in a paediatric oncology unit. A retrospective analysis that correlated patient isolates with the children's cancer registry revealed two cases of non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection; both had been observed within the last 6 years and were due to Mycobacterium chelonae. The first case was line-associated and the second was a disseminated infection. In both cases the patients were lymphopenic and had had indwelling vascular catheters. Neither patient was neutropenic. The literature on mycobacterial infection in children with cancer is also reviewed.
Author(s): Graham JC, Tweddle DA, Jenkins DR, Pollitt C, Pedler SJ
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Print publication date: 01/08/1998
ISSN (print): 0934-9723
ISSN (electronic): 1435-4373
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