Mycobacterium intracellulare


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My·co·bac·te·ri·um in·tra·cel·lu·la·'re

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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Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium intracellulare are important members of the SGM.
Preferential aerosolization of Mycobacterium intracellulare from natural waters.
Liu, "Differences in risk factors and drug susceptibility between Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium intracellulare lung diseases in China," International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, vol.
Microarray biochip identification showed that there were 55 Mycobacterium intracellulare and eight Mycobacterium avium isolates, 25 Mycobacterium kansasii, one Mycobacterium malmoense/szulgai, 16 Mycobacterium abscessus/chelonei, one Mycobacterium gilvum, four Mycobacterium fortuitum, and three NTM without species identification.
Truong, "Clinical significance and epidemiologic analyses of Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium intracellulare among patients without AIDS," Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol.
(1,5-7) Mycobacterium xenopi has been isolated from bird droppings, (l) and budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) have been experimentally infected successfully with Mycobacterium bovis subsp bovis and Mycobacterium intracellulare in addition to other aforementioned species.
Two species comprise the Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium intracellulare. There are about 30 serotypes of MAC organisms.[1] Serotypes 1, 4, and 8 are the most commonly identified serotypes in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in the United States.
Mycobacterium avium, Mycobacterium intracellulare, and Mycobacterium scrofulaceum in acid, brown-water swamps of the southeastern United States and their association with environmental variables.
Avian mycobacteriosis is most commonly caused by Mycobacterium avium, Mycobacterium intracellulare, and Mycobacterium genavense, whereas infections caused by M tuberculosis, Mycobacterium fortuitum, and M bovis are uncommon or rare.

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