Pulmonary Mycobacterium abscessus Infection in an 11-Year-Old Child, Successfully Treated with Inhaled/Parenteral Amikacin: A Case Report and Review of Literature

DENİZ M., Ramasll Gursoy T., Taplslz A., TEZER H., ASLAN A. T.

Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, vol.67, no.2, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/tropej/fmab031
  • Journal Name: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, Index Islamicus, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: Mycobacterium abscessus, inhaled parenteral amikacin, infection, children, DISEASE
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 The Author(s) [2021]. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.Mycobacterium abscessus appears to be increasing cause of pulmonary infection in children with underlying risk factors including cystic fibrosis, chronic lung disease and immunodeficiency syndromes. We present a case of pulmonary M. abscessus infection in a pediatric patient with primary ciliary dyskinesia and he was successfully treated with parenteral amikacin, linezolid and oral clarithromycin combined with inhaled amikacin. Clinical improvement was observed after adding inhaled amikacin to the treatment.