Mycobacterium gordonae Infection Treatment & Management

Updated: Sep 08, 2017
  • Author: Klaus-Dieter Lessnau, MD, FCCP; Chief Editor: Mark R Wallace, MD, FACP, FIDSA  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Collect more data to establish the presence of disease. Clinical response to specific antimycobacterial therapy indicates possible disease presence. As with other mycobacterial organisms, slow resolution of radiographic infiltrates is expected.

The most effective treatment regimen has not been established, but in vitro susceptibilities suggest clarithromycin and, possibly, azithromycin, quinolones (especially levofloxacin), and ethambutol as treatment options. Rifabutin may be beneficial, and rifampin shows variable results.

The recommended duration of therapy is not established, although treating patients until culture results are documented as negative is reasonable.

Whether additional or extended (as with tuberculosis) treatment prevents relapse remains unknown.

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Consultations

See the list below:

  • Infectious disease specialist
  • Pulmonologist
  • Hematologist (if bone marrow is involved)
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