Intestinal Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infections are rare and can be challenging to diagnose. We describe a case of intestinal MAC infection in a kidney transplant recipient with 5 months of unexplained weight loss and abdominal pain who developed intestinal obstruction. Esophagoduodenoscopy with biopsies was performed but was nondiagnostic. Intestinal MAC was diagnosed via nasogastric aspirate culture results. The patient's symptoms rapidly improved after initiation of appropriate treatment, but he later died of aspiration pneumonia and candidemia.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Dec 2017|
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