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Mycobacterium fortuitum lung abscess treated with ciprofloxacin.
  1. J Vadakekalam,
  2. M J Ward
  1. King's Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottingham.


    Mycobacterium fortuitum rarely causes lung disease. Although treatment in the past has included intravenous antibiotics, this is the first report of a Mycobacterium fortuitum lung abscess that resolved with a prolonged course of oral ciprofloxacin alone. There is no evidence of recurrence 14 months after the end of treatment.

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