Pulmonary Mycobacterium Simiae infection and HTLV1 infection: An incidental co-infection or a predisposing factor?

S. M. Mirsaeidi, P. Tabarsi, A. Mardanloo, G. Ebrahimi, M. Amiri, P. Farnia, M. Sheikhleslami, V. Bakayev, F. Mohammadi, S. D. Mansouri, M. R. Masjedi, A. A. Velayati

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Abstract

There is little information on atypical mycobacterium and human T lymphothropic virus Type I (HTLV-I) co-infection. We present the first case of pulmonary M. simiae infection in co-infection with HTLV-1, confirmed by ELISA antibody test and Western Blot. We discuss the clinical characteristics and laboratory tests of the patient and presumptive immunological relation. We propose that in patients with the HTLV infection and pulmonary symptoms and signs compatible with tuberculosis, evaluation for atypical mycobacteriosis may be recommendable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-109
Number of pages4
JournalMonaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Pulmonary Series
Volume65
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2006

Keywords

  • Human T lymphothropic virus Type I
  • Mycobacterium simiae
  • Pulmonary infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    Mirsaeidi, S. M., Tabarsi, P., Mardanloo, A., Ebrahimi, G., Amiri, M., Farnia, P., Sheikhleslami, M., Bakayev, V., Mohammadi, F., Mansouri, S. D., Masjedi, M. R., & Velayati, A. A. (2006). Pulmonary Mycobacterium Simiae infection and HTLV1 infection: An incidental co-infection or a predisposing factor? Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Pulmonary Series, 65(2), 106-109. https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2006.573