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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr0420091733.
Published online Nov 23, 2010. doi:  10.1136/bcr.04.2009.1733
PMCID: PMC3027887
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Mycobacterium cosmeticum as an unusual cause of ascites
Jenny Addley,1 Paul McKeagney,2 Graham Turner,3 and Martin Kelly2
1Department of Gastroenterology, Altnagelvin Hospital, Derry, UK
2Department of Respiratory, Altnagelvin Hospital, Derry, UK
3Department of Gastroenterology, Altnagelvin Hospital, Derry, UK
Correspondence to Jenny Addley, addleyj/at/
Despite an increase in the prevalence of non-tuberculous mycobacterium (NTM), the diagnosis remains difficult and its treatment controversial. Prolonged duration of treatment is frequently needed and eradication is often unlikely.
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