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Atypical mycobacterial infection

  • Alternative Names

    Mycobacteria other than tuberculosis; Nontuberculous atypical mycobacterial disease


    Symptoms
    • Fever
    • Weight loss
    • Enlarged lymph glands
    • Diarrhea
    • Sweating, excessive -- night sweats
    • Fatigue
    • General discomfort, uneasiness or ill feeling (malaise)
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath (dyspnea)
    • Skin lesions
    • Joint pain
    • Bone pain
    Additional symptoms that may be associated with this disease:
    • Paleness
    • Flank pain

    Signs and tests

    Tests to diagnose this infection may include:

    • Blood culture
    • Sputum culture
    • Lymph node culture or biopsy
    • Bone marrow culture
    • Stool culture
    • Chest x-ray or CT scan
    • Culture - skin biopsy