Fatal Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis associated to Mycobacterium Mucogenicum-like Microorganism: a Case Report

Carlos A. Sariol, Yussef Galib, Petraleigh Pantoja, Lillian E. Colón, Anarda González, Lee Marie Tormos, Jorge L. Santana, Carlos A. Luciano, Janis González-Martínez, Edmundo N. Kraiselburd


Mycobacterium mucogenicum is rarely associated to human infections. However, in the last year, a few reports of sepsis and fatal cases of central nervous systems have been documented. Here we report a fatal case of granulomatous meningoencephalitis of three weeks of evolution where DNA from a M. mucogenicum-like microorganism was identified post-mortem in samples of brain tissue.


M. mucogenicum, CNS, immunocompetent, Meningoencephalitis

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