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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr0220102776.
Published online 2010 October 21. doi:  10.1136/bcr.02.2010.2776
PMCID: PMC3027508
Unusual association of diseases/symptoms

Mycobacterium avium infection improved by microbial substitution of fungal infection


We reported a case of Mycobacterium avium infection in which disease activity appeared to have been suppressed after fungal infection. After the increase in β-D-glucan, her symptoms of fever and chest pain disappeared. We think this phenomenon may be microbial substitution and mild fungal infection may improve the activity due to M avium.

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