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Myelopathy is a well recognised but rare association with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, but has not been described with atypical mycobacteria. We report two cases of disabling myelopathy in association with pulmonary infection by Mycobacterium kansasii and Mycobacterium malmoense; the myelopathy is presumed to be a para-infectious phenomenon.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Thorax

Publication Date

02/2001

Volume

56

Pages

158 - 160

Keywords

Adult, Antitubercular Agents, Female, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous, Mycobacterium kansasii, Radiculopathy, Spinal Cord Diseases