Chronic Mycobacterium kansasii tenosynovitis in an immunocompromised host : case report


mycobacterium ; infection hand ; immuno-compromised

Published online: Apr 16 2021

Laura Lemmens, Nathalie Van Beek, Luk Corluy, Stefaan Verfaillie

From the AZ Herentals, Belgium


Mycobacteriuim kansasii is a nontuberculous atypical mycobacterium which typically causes respiratory infections. Localized extrapulmonary diseases, such as tenosynovitis or arthritis are rarely seen in the immunocompetent population (1) . We present a case of an immunocompromised 55-year-old man with a chronic Mycobacteriuim kansasii tenosynovitis of the hand.