Drug Discov Ther. 2020;14(4):211-212. (DOI: 10.5582/ddt.2020.03026)

Choosing the therapy for neurological infection with rapidly growing mycobacteria

Dash A, Gupta N, Ray Y, Kodan P, Singh BK, Soneja M


The management of neurological infections due to non-tubercular mycobacteria is extremely challenging because of scarce literature, issues with penetration, lack of easily available susceptibility platforms and adverse effects associated with long term therapy. We report a case of a young girl with neurological infection due to rapidly growing mycobacteria to discuss the factors that should be considered while choosing the therapy for such rare and persistent infections.

KEYWORDS: non-tubercular mycobacteria, rapidly growing mycobacteria, carbapenems, aminoglycosides

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