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a bacterial species found in lung lesions and sputum of humans; may cause bone and tendon-sheath lesions in rabbits; some strains are pathogenic for mice. Recently linked to opportunistic infections in humans.
Synonym(s): Battey bacillus
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Battey bacillus(1) Mycobacterum avium—Runyon group III.
(2) Mycobacterium intracellulare—Runyon group III.
Because the two species of organisms are difficult to differentiate, they are usually termed together as Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare or Mycobacterium avium complex.
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Battey,a state hospital in Georgia, USA.
Battey bacillus - mycobacterium causing lung disease similar to tuberculosis; first isolated at Battey State Hospital in Georgia.
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