Isolation of Mycobacterium fortuitum in sputum specimens of a patient with chronic cough: Is it clinically significant?

Hizlinda Tohid, Mohd Rashid Radzniwan, Saharuddin Ahmad, Mohd Fairuz Ali, Fauzi Md Anshar

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Abstract

Managing chronic cough is diagnostically challenging especially in primary care. This case report highlights the difficulties experienced in approaching a case of chronic cough from a primary care perspective. The discussion also involves the clinical significance and treatment dilemma of M. fortuitum chelonae complex that was isolated from the sputum cultures of an elderly woman who presented with chronic cough for more than a year.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-41
Number of pages4
JournalMalaysian Family Physician
Volume9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Chronic cough
  • Mycobacterium fortuitum
  • Nontuberculous mycobacterium
  • Primary care
  • Sputum culture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice
  • Community and Home Care

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Isolation of Mycobacterium fortuitum in sputum specimens of a patient with chronic cough : Is it clinically significant? / Tohid, Hizlinda; Radzniwan, Mohd Rashid; Ahmad, Saharuddin; Ali, Mohd Fairuz; Md Anshar, Fauzi.

In: Malaysian Family Physician, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2014, p. 38-41.

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