Trauth J, Discher T, Fritzenwanker M, Imirzalioglu C, Arnold T, Steiner D, Richter E, Crisponi L, Grimbacher B, Herold S. Hodgkin Lymphoma after Disseminated Mycobacterium genavense Infection, Germany. Emerg Infect Dis. 2022 Jul;28(7):1506-1509. doi: 10.3201/eid2807.220425. PMID: 35731199; PMCID: PMC9239878.
Mycobacterium genavense infection, a rare nontuberculous mycobacteria infection, occurs in heavily immunocompromised patients (i.e., those with advanced HIV disease, genetic disorders, or acquired immunologic disorders and those undergoing immunosuppressive therapy). We report a case of disseminated M. genavense infection preceding Hodgkin lymphoma in a patient without obvious risk factors for this infection.
Keywords: Germany; Hodgkin lymphoma; Mycobacterium genavense; cervical lymphadenopathy; nontuberculous Mycobacterium; tuberculosis and other mycobacteria; zoonoses.