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Mycobacterium Chelonae Line Sepsis in a 4-Year-Old Male with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML)

1. Abstract 1.1. Background: Mycobacterium chelonae (MC) was isolated from an immunosuppressed four-year-old with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. This was initially dismissed as gram positive bacil- li diptheroid based on gram staining. Several more blood culture bottles flagged up positive in quick succession. A review of the gram stain with additional ZN staining revealed acid-fast bacilli […]

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