Mycobacterium Kansasii

Common Name(s)

Mycobacterium Kansasii

Mycobacterium kansasii is a bacterium that mainly affects people with weakened immune systems, including those with HIV/AIDS. However in some cases, M. kansasii can infect and cause harm to healthy people as well. M. kansasii infections can cause lung problems and affect other systems as it spreads to the liver, spleen, and bone marrow. The same medications used to prevent M. kansasii are used to prevent mycobacterium avium complex infections. These medications are often taken by most people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS so luckily most are already protected against M. kansasii.

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The terms "Mycobacterium Kansasii" returned 93 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Abscess resulting from Mycobacterium kansasii in the left thigh of AIDS patient.
 

Author(s): Catarina Tenório de Lima, Vera Magalhães

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;89(3):478-80.

 

A case of abscess resulting from Mycobacterium kansasii, in the left thigh of a 53-year-old woman infected with the Human Immunodeficiency virus, is reported. Curiously, there was no pulmonary or systemic involvement as is usual with these Mycobacterium infections. The patient had ...

Last Updated: 18 Jun 2014

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Short communication: subtyping of Mycobacterium kansasii by PCR-restriction enzyme analysis of the hsp65 gene.
 

Author(s): Zofia Bakuła, Aleksandra Safianowska, Magdalena Nowacka-Mazurek, Jacek Bielecki, Tomasz Jagielski

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2013 ;2013():178725.

 

Mycobacterium kansasii is one of the most common causes of pulmonary disease resulting from nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). It is also the most frequently isolated NTM species from clinical specimens in Poland. The aim of this study was to investigate the distribution of M. kansasii ...

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2014

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Clinical and radiological features of Mycobacterium kansasii and other NTM infections.
 

Author(s): Alona Matveychuk, Leonardo Fuks, Rachel Priess, Ilanit Hahim, David Shitrit

Journal: Respir Med. 2012 Oct;106(10):1472-7.

 

Mycobacterium kansasii infection is one of the most common causes of nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease in the world. However, it is not possible to differentiate completely between M. kansasii and other nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) because of a lack of direct comparative ...

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2012

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The terms "Mycobacterium Kansasii" returned 4 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Disseminated Mycobacterium kansasii infection associated with skin lesions: a case report and comprehensive review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Sang Hoon Han, Kyoung Min Kim, Bum Sik Chin, Suk Hoon Choi, Han Sung Lee, Myung Soo Kim, Su Jin Jeong, Hee Kyoung Choi, Chang Oh Kim, Jun Yong Choi, Young Goo Song, June Myung Kim

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2010 Feb;25(2):304-8.

 

Mycobacteruim kansasii occasionally causes disseminated infection with poor outcome in immunocompromised patients. We report the first case of disseminated M. kansasii infection associated with multiple skin lesions in a 48-yr-old male with myelodysplastic syndrome. The patient continuously ...

Last Updated: 1 Feb 2010

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Granulomatous synovialitis with erosions in the shoulder joint: a rare case of polyarthritis caused by Mycobacterium kansasii.
 

Author(s): K Loddenkemper, C Enzweiler, C Loddenkemper, M Backhaus, G-R Burmester, F Buttgereit

Journal: Ann. Rheum. Dis.. 2005 Jul;64(7):1088-90.

 

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2005

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Mycobacterium kansasii arthritis of the foot in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.
 

Author(s): T Nakamura, Y Yamamura, T Tsuruta, K Tomoda, M Sakaguchi, M Tsukano

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2001 Oct;40(10):1045-9.

 

Mycobacterium kansasii, an atypical Mycobacterium, may cause serious illness in humans. We describe a M. kansasii infection of the foot joint, which was diagnosed in a 46-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus. The diagnosis was based on a positive culture from degenerative ...

Last Updated: 1 Nov 2001

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