J Clin Microbiol. 1987 Jan;25(1):186-90. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE
Mycobacterium haemophilum was isolated from wrist and ankle aspirates as
the organism responsible for tenosynovitis in a patient with acquired
immune deficiency syndrome. Mycobacterium isolates recovered from
synovial fluid were identified as hemin requiring by their failure to
grow on subculture unless the medium was supplemented with hemin. M.
haemophilum is of low virulence and rarely associated with infections in
humans. This is the first documented case of M. haemophilum infection in
a patient with acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*COMPLICATIONS Adult Case Report
Human Male Mycobacterium/ISOLATION & PURIF Mycobacterium
Infections/*MICROBIOLOGY Tenosynovitis/*MICROBIOLOGY JOURNAL ARTICLE