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Pulmonary tuberculosis due to Mycobacterium microti: a study of six recent cases in France.
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PMID:  20488936     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Human tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium microti is rare, but its prevalence and clinical significance may have been underestimated. To the best of our knowledge, 21 cases have been reported in the literature in the last decade. We report six recent pulmonary cases caused by M. microti over a period of 5 years detected in French clinical mycobacteriology laboratories of the hospital network. Our data confirm the potential of M. microti to cause clinical illness in immunocompetent patients. M. microti grew slowly from specimens, delaying the final microbiological diagnosis. Therefore, patients with tuberculosis caused by M. microti could benefit from the use of rapid diagnostic molecular techniques directly on clinical samples. From a review of the literature and this study, a classical antituberculous therapy seems effective in treating patients with M. microti disease.
G Panteix; M C Gutierrez; M L Boschiroli; M Rouviere; A Plaidy; D Pressac; H Porcheret; G Chyderiotis; M Ponsada; K Van Oortegem; S Salloum; S Cabuzel; A L Bañuls; P Van de Perre; S Godreuil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2010-05-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical microbiology     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1473-5644     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Med. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-15     Completed Date:  2010-08-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0224131     Medline TA:  J Med Microbiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  984-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratoire Biomnis, 19 Avenue Tony Garnier, 69007 Lyon, France.
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MeSH Terms
Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Mycobacterium / classification,  isolation & purification*
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
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0/Antitubercular Agents

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