Journal Article

Variable Presentation of Disseminated Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections in a Family with an Interferon-γ Receptor Mutation

Jin-Young Han, Sergio D. Rosenzweig, Joseph A. Church, Steven M. Holland and Lawrence A. Ross

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 39, issue 6, pages 868-870
Published in print September 2004 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2004 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/423804
Variable Presentation of Disseminated Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections in a Family with an Interferon-γ Receptor Mutation

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A previously healthy 13-year-old child who had disseminated Mycobacterium avium infection is described. Further history revealed disseminated mycobacterial infections in the patient's father and uncle, starting at 9 years old and 1 year old, respectively. Autosomal dominant interferon-γ receptor mutation was subsequently identified. Clinical variability among the affected members of the same family is consistent with previous reports suggesting substantial variability in the clinical course of this disorder.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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