Mycobacterium abscessus lymphadenitis in bone marrow transplant patient

Document Type

Case Report


Paediatrics and Child Health


Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are acid-fast bacteria categorized into rapidly growing and slow growing mycobacteria. NTM are more common in transplant patients who are immunocompromised. Here we report the case of a post- bone marrow transplant adolescent male presenting with submandibular swelling and fever. The gland was excised and the histopathology showed chronic granulomatous inflammation. Culture grew Mycobacterium abscessus which was sensitive to amikacin, linezolid and clarithromycin. A good response was achieved on therapy.

Publication ( Name of Journal)

JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association