Hodgkin Lymphoma after Disseminated Mycobacterium genavense Infection, Germany

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.

Trauth J, Discher T, Fritzenwanker M, Imirzalioglu C, Arnold T, Steiner D, Richter E, Crisponi L, Grimbacher B, Herold S

Emerg Infect Dis 2022 Jul;28(7):1506-1509