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Case Report

Mycobacterium triviale Presenting as Endobronchial Lesion in a Young Immunocompetent Girl

Nabil Ghaleb*

Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, King Khaled University Hospital, KSU, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author:
Dr. Nabil Ghaleb
MBBS, FCCP, Pulmonary Division
Dept of Medicine, College of Medicine
King Khaled University, Hospital
KSU 11472, P.O. Box 7805
E-mail : [email protected]

Received date: September 08, 2011; Accepted date: November 29, 2011; Published date: December 02, 2011

Citation: Ghaleb N (2011) Mycobacterium triviale Presenting as Endobronchial Lesion in a Young Immunocompetent Girl. J Pulmonar Respirat Med 1:109. doi: 10.4172/2161-105X.1000109

Copyright: © 2011 Ghaleb N. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


The Mycobacterium terrae complex, consisting of three saprophytic species, (M. terrae, M. nonchromogenicum, and M. triviale), they rarely cause diseases in immunocompetent people. There are few case reports of lung involvement by Mycobacterium terrae complex. We reported a 13 years old immunompetent girl with a cavitary opacity seen on chest imaging and bronchoscopy revealed an endobronchial lesion, sputum and tissue specimens revealed growth of Mycobacterium triviale. Our patient is unique as it is the first case reported in Saudi Arabia with this type of Mycobacteria, in addition there is no case reported in the literature with Mycobacterium triviale with endobronchial lesion, the patient treated with a combination of rifampicin, ciprofloxacin and ethambutol for six months, she showed good response with resolution of radiological abnormalities and she did not have relapse after one year of follow up.


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