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Have Infectious disease mycobacterium gordonae. Is it contagious?

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Infectious disease mycobacterium gordonae
Is it contagious? where do you get it? Side effects
Posted Sat, 7 Sep 2013 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Lohit K 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Usually contamitant of lab specimen, non pathogen

Detailed Answer:
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Mycobacterium gordonae is commonly found in tap water and soil. Widely distributed in environment and usually a contaminant in laboratory specimens. Casual resident in human sputum and gastric lavage specimens.Rarely involve in disease processes even if patients are immunocompromised.

Very few cases have been noted so for with this infection, and mainly in those who have any antecedent pulmonary abnormality including a history of infection with tuberculosis, pulmonary malignancy, chronic bronchitis and smoking.Spreads by droplet infection as its a respiratory infection

It presents as cough, weight loss, dyspnea, hemoptysis and fever. A variety of radiographic finding are possible including pulmonary nodules, cavities, infiltrates, bronchiectasis and consolidation.

Treatable condition, responds to antibiotics.
As such there are no known side effects or long term effects.

Hope this answered your question. Consult your doctor for further examination and management. Feel free to ask me if you have any further queries.
Wish you good health. Take care.

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