Disseminated Mycobacterium chelonae infection in a patient with T-cell lymphoma

Lena van der Wekken, Jacobine Herbrink, Dominic Snijders, Martine Chamuleau, Anita Griffioen

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Infections with rapidly growing mycobacteria are rare and most often seen in immunocompromised patients. We herein present the case of a 69-year-old man with a T-cell lymphoma treated by chemotherapy and mogamulizumab with a 6-month history of febrile episodes and subcutaneous nodules in both arms and arthritis of metacarpophalangeal joints. Blood cultures and DNA sequencing results demonstrated the growth of Mycobacterium chelonae. The patient was successfully treated with clarithromycin, moxifloxacin, and tobramycin, but died shortly after due to lymphoma progression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-92
Number of pages4
JournalHematology/oncology and stem cell therapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017


  • Aged
  • Case Reports
  • Humans
  • Journal Article
  • Lymphoma, T-Cell
  • Male
  • Mycobacterium chelonae

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