Clinical Presentation

The clinical presentations can vary depending on the site(s) of infection. Frequently, patients present with chronic skin lesions or joint and tendon involvement in the absence of systemic manifestations. Pulmonary and disseminated infections also occur including fever, adenopathy, and intestinal compromise.

The diagnosis relies on biopsy and culture of suspicious lesions. Stains for acid-fast bacilli and special cultures are required on all pathology specimens. Unlike M. tuberculosis, granuloma formation is not common.

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