John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Disseminated cutaneous Mycobacterium avium complex infection invading the sternum and cervical vertebra Volume 30, numéro 1, January-February 2020


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Department of Dermatology, Mizonokuchi Hospital, Teikyo University School of Medicine, 5-1-1 Futako, Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 213-8507, Japan

Mycobacterium avium complex is a group of environmentally ubiquitous non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). M. avium complex usually cause pulmonary infection, but they can also cause disseminated infection. We herein report a rare case of disseminated cutaneous M. avium complexinfection invading the sternum and cervical vertebra.An 82-year-old female patient visited the Department of Internal Medicine in our hospital, and presented with weight loss, fever, and right cervical lymphadenopathy. A blood [...]