atypical mycobacterium

atypical mycobacterium

Any Mycobacterium species exclusive of M lepra, M tuberculosis or M bovis—the latter two of which cause “typical” tuberculosis. Atypical mycobacteria are so designated because they grow more rapidly, produce heat-stable catalase, do not produce niacin or reduce nitrates, and are usually resistant to isoniazid.

atypical mycobacterium

Any Mycobacterium spp exclusive of M lepra, M tuberculosum, or M bovis–the latter 2 of which cause 'typical' TB; AM are so designated because they grow more rapidly, produce no niacin, don't reduce nitrates, produce heat-stable catalase,and are usually resistant to isoniazid. See Atypical mycobacterial infection, Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
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kansasii is a nontuberculous atypical mycobacterium that typically causes respiratory infections [1,2].
Gloster et al., "Atypical Mycobacterium furunculosis occurring after pedicures," Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol.
With review of literature and suspicion of atypical mycobacteria outbreak, cultures for Atypical Mycobacterium and AFB staining were sent for one patient, as she was still having discharge.
Temporal bone infection caused by atypical mycobacterium: Case report and review of the literature.
Interestingly, in the case series by Tse et al., (13) that describes a cluster of five cases of atypical mycobacterium ESI within a 20-month period at an institution in Hong Kong, it was noticed that all patients had used topical gentamicin ointment for ESI treatment or prophylaxis.
Patients with T-ceil disorders are prone to opportunistic infections, such as severe thrush, cryptococcus, cryptosporidium, and atypical mycobacterium, plus the pathogens that infect B-cell-deficient patients.
Patients with T-cell disorders are prone to opportunistic infections, such as severe thrush, cryptococcus, crypto-sporidium, and atypical mycobacterium, plus the pathogens that infect B-cell-deficient patients.
This deterioration was coincident with the report of an atypical mycobacterium growing from the bronchoscopy specimens.
The search strategy was as follows: "mycobacteria, atypical" [MeSH] AND "Asia" [MeSH] OR "atypical mycobacterium infections" [MeSH] AND "Asia" [MeSH].
(15) Breast lesion caused by an atypical mycobacterium has recently been reported by Verfaillie G, et al.
Atypical mycobacterium lymphadenitis generally shows unilateral lymph node involvement; however, the patient reported here had bilateral lymphadenitis complicated by retropharyngeal abscesses.

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