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2022 Sep 09

Medicine (Baltimore)



Sclerosing mesenteritis due to Mycobacterium genavense infection: A case report.


Artigues Serra F, García-Gasalla M, Campins A, González de Cabo M, Morales R, Peña R R, Gallegos M C, Riera M
Medicine (Baltimore). 2022 Sep 09; 101(36):e30351.
PMID: 36086677.


Since its first identification in the early 1990s, Mycobacterium genavense has been considered and opportunistic pathogen. It mainly causes gastrointestinal symptoms, but also disseminated infections in severely immunosuppressed patients. Sclerosing mesenteritis is a long-term complication with high morbidity and mortality. As it is a rare condition, there are no specific guidelines for its management. We report a challenging case of persistent M. genavense infection, and propose surgery as an alternative treatment strategy.