Mycobacterium fortuitum


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My·co·bac·te·ri·um for·tu·i·'tum

a saprophytic bacterial species found in soil and in infections of humans, cattle, and cold-blooded animals. Causes skin abscesses.

My·co·bac·te·ri·um for·tu·itum

(mīkō-bak-tērē-ŭm fōr-tūi-tŭm)
Fast-growing Mycobacterium species that causes respiratory and wound infections in humans.
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Infection of prosthetic arthroplasty by Mycobacterium fortuitum. Two case reports.
Influence of milk fat in the resistance of Mycobacterium fortuitum to slow pasteurization.
Keywords: Mycobacterium fortuitum, spondylodiscitis, tuberculosis, atypical mycobacteria, spondylitis
At the same time, the differentiation between nonspecific tuberculin reactions and specific ones is understudied.Additional optimization approaches to improve test performance were examined and showed that the application of "a priori exclusions" of test results on the basis of reactivity to fortuitum PPD (sensitin produced from Mycobacterium fortuitum) and to a lesser degree, avian PPD, increased specificity without losing sensitivity (Michel et al., 2011).
Rapidly growing mycobacterial (RGM) species form mature colonies on culture media within seven days and include Mycobacterium fortuitum, chelonae, and abscessus.
Disk diffusion testing with polymyxin and amikacin for differentiation of Mycobacterium fortuitum and Mycobacterium chelonae.
Al-Wakeel, "Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis in a peritoneal dialysis patient presenting with complicated Mycobacterium fortuitum peritonitis," Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation, vol.
After 16 s rRNA sequencing analysis, the isolate was identified as Mycobacterium fortuitum complex.
Ho, "Mycobacterium chelonae and Mycobacterium fortuitum infection following open fracture: A case report and review of the literature," Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, vol.
In recent studies [4, 11-15], cefoxitin and meropenem have been reported to show some activity against Mycobacterium abscessus, Mycobacterium chelonae, and Mycobacterium fortuitum, whereas Mycobacterium kansasii has been shown to be susceptible to clarithromycin and linezolid.
Species (n = 10) [C.sub.T] value Mycobacterium leprae 12.5 [+ or -] 0.5 >40 Mycobacterium tuberculosis Mycobacterium avium >40 Mycobacterium fortuitum >40 Mycobacterium smegmatis >40 Mycobacterium intracellulare >40 Mycobacterium chimera >40 Mycobacterium nonchromogenicum >40 Mycobacterium colombiense >40 Mycobacterium abscessus subspboletti >40 Other dermatological diseases (n = 10) Pemphigus foliaceus (n = 2) >40 Pemphigus vulgaris (n = 1) >40 Nummular eczema (n = 1) >40 Lichenified eczema (n = 1) >40 Porphyria (n = 2) >40 Lupus erythematosus (n = 3) >40 Healthy individuals (n = 10) Normal skin >40 qPCR, quantitative PCR; [C.sub.T], cycle threshold.
Mycobacterium intracellulare was identified in two patients, Mycobacterium abscessus/chelonae complex was also identified in two patients, Mycobacterium fortuitum and Mycobacterium kansasii were identified in one patient.

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