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Cervical lymphadenitis due to an unusual mycobacterium.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9177965     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A scotochromogenic acid-fast bacillus was isolated from a lymph node of a 2-year-old female. On the basis of conventional testing, the mycobacterium appeared to be Mycobacterium scrofulaceum. Its mycolic acid profile, however, was not identical to that of Mycobacterium scrofulaceum but was similar to that of Mycobacterium interjectum. Direct sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene revealed a unique nucleic acid sequence, suggesting that the isolate represents a previously undescribed pathogenic species.
E Tortoli; P Kirschner; B Springer; A Bartoloni; C Burrini; A Mantella; M Scagnelli; C Scarparo; M T Simonetti; E C Böttger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0934-9723     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1997 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-08-22     Completed Date:  1997-08-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804297     Medline TA:  Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  308-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratorio di Microbiologia e Virologia, Ospedale di Careggi, Firenze, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Base Sequence
Child, Preschool
DNA, Bacterial / analysis
Lymph Nodes / microbiology
Lymphadenitis / diagnosis*,  microbiology*
Molecular Sequence Data
Mycobacterium / chemistry,  genetics
Mycobacterium Infections / diagnosis*
Mycolic Acids / analysis
RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Bacterial; 0/Mycolic Acids; 0/RNA, Ribosomal, 16S

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