Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Mycobacterium mucogenicum is a recently characterized, rapid-growing mycobacteria rarely seen in human infections. We describe the case of a 51-year-old man with rapidly progressive granulomatous hepatitis caused by M mucogenicum. Although premortem evaluation failed to identify an etiologic agent, autopsy liver cultures produced smooth, rapid-growing mycobacterial colonies. Biochemical, growth, and cell wall fatty acid characteristics were consistent with the identification of M mucogenicum.
Goldblatt MR, Ribes JA. Mycobacterium mucogenicum Isolated From a Patient With Granulomatous Hepatitis. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 2002; 126(1). doi: 10.5858/2002-126-0073-MMIFAP.