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Clin Infect Dis. 2001 Jun 1;32(11):1648-50. Epub 2001 Apr 30.

Lack of transmission of mycobacterium abscessus among patients with cystic fibrosis attending a single clinic.

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Department of Medical Microbiology, Medical School Hannover, Hannover, Germany. bange@mikrobio.mh-hannover.de

Abstract

We retrospectively analyzed 1062 respiratory specimens from 214 patients with cystic fibrosis, of whom 5 patients had 36 cultures positive for M. abscessus. Results of molecular typing demonstrated that each of these 5 patients carried a single unique strain (genotype), which suggests that it may not be necessary to segregate patients with CF who are colonized or infected with M. abscessus from those who are not.

PMID:
11340540
DOI:
10.1086/320525
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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