Endobronchial Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacterium Infection Presenting in a Healthy Child.
OBJECTIVES: To describe a safe and effective treatment for endobronchial Mycobacterium avium complex.
METHODS: Case report and literature review.
RESULTS: We present a case of endobronchial M. avium complex in a healthy child treated with serial carbon-dioxide laser excisions and antibiotic triple therapy using azithromycin, rifampin, and ethambutol. No current guideline for the treatment of these lesions in the pediatric population exists.
CONCLUSIONS: In patients with airway impingement, serial endoscopic surgical resection combined with antibiotics can provide safe and effective management.
The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology
Antitubercular Agents; Bronchitis; Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid; Bronchoscopy; Child, Preschool; Diagnosis, Differential; Humans; Laser Therapy; Male; Microsurgery; Mycobacterium avium Complex; Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Infection; Tomography, X-Ray Computed
atypical mycobacterium; endobronchial; laser microsurgery; non-tuberculosis mycobacterium; pediatric airway
Kavookjian, H., Jones, J. W., Shah, S., Escobar, H., Swanson, D., Nicklaus, P. Endobronchial Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacterium Infection Presenting in a Healthy Child. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology 127, 726-730 (2018).