Mycobacterium mucogenicum isolated from a patient with granulomatous hepatitis

Mark R. Goldblatt, Julie A. Ribes

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Mycobacterium mucogenicum is a recently characterized, rapid-growing mycobacteria rarely seen in human infections. We describe the case of a 51-year-old man with rapidly progressive granulomatous hepatitis caused by M mucogenicum. Although premortem evaluation failed to identify an etiologic agent, autopsy liver cultures produced smooth, rapid-growing mycobacterial colonies. Biochemical, growth, and cell wall fatty acid characteristics were consistent with the identification of M mucogenicum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-75
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology


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