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 100 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mycobacterium kansasii causing chronic monoarticular synovitis in a patient with HIV/AIDS.
 

Author(s): Leo Menashe, Leslie Dubin Kerr, George Hermann

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Mycobacterium kansasii is a nontuberculous mycobacterium that primarily causes pulmonary disease in AIDS patients, however it has also been known, rarely, to result in skeletal infection. When skeletal infection occurs, the time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis is up to 5 years ...

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2015

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Isoniazid-resistant Mycobacterium kansasii in an HIV-positive patient, and possible development of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome after initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy: case report.
 

Author(s): A Despotovic, B Savic, D Salemovic, J Ranin, Dj Jevtovic

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2016 Jan;42():40-2.

 

Non-tuberculous mycobacteria are rare but important causes of infection in HIV-positive individuals. A 28-year-old HIV-positive male presented with a high fever, non-productive cough, right subcostal pain, splenomegaly, a very low CD4 count, elevated C-reactive protein and erythrocyte ...

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2016

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Clinical Significance of Mycobacterium kansasii Isolates from Respiratory Specimens.
 

Author(s): Seong Mi Moon, Hye Yun Park, Kyeongman Jeon, Su-Young Kim, Myung Jin Chung, Hee Jae Huh, Chang-Seok Ki, Nam Yong Lee, Sung Jae Shin, Won-Jung Koh

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The clinical significance of Mycobacterium kansasii respiratory isolates is uncertain. The aims of this study were to determine the clinical relevance of M. kansasii isolates and to identify the clinical features and outcomes of M. kansasii lung disease. We reviewed the medical records ...

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2015

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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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