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An Australian isolate of Mycobacterium shimoidei.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9839317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of Mycobacterium shimoidei in a 75 year old man is reported. He had been a smoker, with a past history of bullous emphysema and a lung abscess. He had a 12 month history of weight loss, night sweats, with increased cough and sputum, and progressive opacification of the left apex with cavity formation. Sputum repeatedly grew M. shimoidei, identification of which was confirmed with high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC). He was treated for 45 days with three drugs to which the organism was sensitive, but failed to respond. His death was attributed to mycobacterial infection.
R J Goudge; B C Mayall; D E Leslie; P W Holmes; S L Robinson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pathology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0031-3025     ISO Abbreviation:  Pathology     Publication Date:  1998 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-04     Completed Date:  1999-02-04     Revised Date:  2006-10-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0175411     Medline TA:  Pathology     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-401     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Austin and Repatriation Medical Center, Heidelberg, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Proteins / analysis
Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
Fatal Outcome
Mycobacterium / chemistry,  isolation & purification*
Sputum / microbiology*
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / diagnosis*,  microbiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bacterial Proteins

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