Mycobacterium abscessus

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Mycobacterium abscessus

A rapidly growing mycobacterium, which is common water contaminant and culprit in chronic lung, middle ear, wound and other cutaneous infections in immunocompromised hosts.

My·co·bac·te·ri·um ab·scessus

(mīkō-bak-tērē-ŭm ab-sesŭs)
Fast-growing Mycobacterium species that causes respiratory and wound infections in humans
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Gas chromatography and high-performance liquid chromatography gave an identification of Mycobacterium abscessus.
Infection with Mycobacterium abscessus associated with intramuscular injection of adrenal cortex extract--Colorado and Wyoming, 1995-1996.
This report describes a 14-year-old asymptomatic female patient with CF with minimal bronchiectasis on high-resolution computed tomography scan of the chest who clinically deteriorated over the next 29 months after acquiring Mycobacterium abscessus to the point of being listed for lung transplantation.
Multilocus sequence analysis and rpoB sequencing of Mycobacterium abscessus (sensu lato) strains.
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) and, in particular, the Mycobacterium abscessus group are recognized as emerging respiratory pathogens among patients with cystic fibrosis.
Mycobacterium abscessus was first isolated from gluteal abscesses in a 62-year-old patient who had injured her knee as a child and had a disseminated infection 48 years later.
Phenotypic testing of isolates showed that arylsulfatase activity was positive at day 3 (weakly positive in 1 isolate); p-aminosalicylic acid degradation was positive, but the organism was also tolerant to 5% sodium chloride (results uncertain for 1 isolate); and iron uptake was positive, all of which are suggestive of Mycobacterium abscessus.
Chronic Mycobacterium abscessus infection and lung function decline in cystic fibrosis.
Comparison of methods for identification of Mycobacterium abscessus and M.
Proposal that the two species Mycobacterium massiliense and Mycobacterium bolletii be reclassified as Mycobacterium abscessus subsp.
Nontuberculous mycobacteria isolated in Asia, 1971-2007 * Before 1990 After 1990 (n = 1,205) (n = 7,614) Species ([dagger]) ([dagger]) Mycobacterium abscessus - X M.
Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis study of Mycobacterium abscessus isolates previously affected by DNA degradation.

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