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T Asakura, H Namkoong, T Sakagami, N Hasegawa, K Ohkusu and A Nakamura
Abstract
We report a case of disseminated Mycobacterium genavense infection resulting from neutralizing anti-interferon-γ autoantibodies in the patient. We identified M. genavense targeting the hsp65 gene in an aspiration specimen of the lymph node. Adult-onset immunodeficiency caused by neutralizing anti-interferon-γ autoantibodies, in addition to HIV infection, can lead to disseminated nontuberculous mycobacterial infection.
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Patient, Acid fast bacilli, Corynebacterineae, Mycobacterium genavense, Tuberculosis, HIV, Mycobacterium, Immune system
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