Chronic Cheek Lesions: An Unusual Manifestation of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Cevicofacial Infection

Yishai Haimi-Cohen*, Jacob Amir, Tal Eidlitz-Markus, David Steier, Dan Ben-Amitai, Avraham Zeharia

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Abstract

The characteristics of nontuberculous mycobacteria cheek lesions in 7 children were reviewed. The lesions usually presented as nontender erythematous nodules and were associated with a positive purified protein derivate tuberculin skin test. Mycobacterium haemophilum was isolated in 4 cases (57%) and Mycobacterium avium complex in 3 (43%). Cytology and imaging were noncontributory. Resolution was prolonged.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)746-748.e1
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume155
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes

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