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Emerg Infect Dis. 2000 Sep-Oct;6(5):539-42.

Two cases of Mycobacterium microti derived tuberculosis in HIV-negative immunocompetent patients.

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National Reference Center for Mycobacteria, Borstel, Germany. sniemann@fz-borstel.de

Abstract

We describe two cases of Mycobacterium microti infection causing pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in HIV-seronegative immunocompetent patients in Germany. The isolates were identified as M. microti of the llama and vole types, according to spoligotype patterns. Our data demonstrate that M. microti can cause severe pulmonary TB in immunocompetent patients.

PMID:
10998387
PMCID:
PMC2627952
DOI:
10.3201/eid0605.000516
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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