Two cases of Mycobacterium microti-induced culture-negative tuberculosis.
SourceJournal of Clinical Microbiology, 47, 9, (2009), pp. 3038-40
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Journal of Clinical Microbiology
SubjectN4i 1: Pathogenesis and modulation of inflammation; N4i 3: Poverty-related infectious diseases; NCMLS 3: Tissue engineering and pathology
We present descriptions of two human Mycobacterium microti infections: one of a patient with pulmonary disease and one of a patient with osteomyelitis of the hip. Both patients had acid-fast bacilli and a positive Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex PCR from clinical specimens, but mycobacterial cultures remained negative. The microbiological diagnosis was established by molecular methods.
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