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The recovery of Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (MAC) from the residential bathrooms of patients with pulmonary MAC.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17599313     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The distribution of Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (MAC) in residences was examined. MAC was only recovered from bathrooms but not from other sites of residences. The appearance ratio in the bathrooms of patients with pulmonary MAC was significantly higher than that in healthy volunteers' bathrooms (P=.01). For 2 patients, the genotypes of environmental isolates were identical to their respective clinical isolates.
Yukiko Nishiuchi; Ryoji Maekura; Seigo Kitada; Aki Tamaru; Takahiro Taguri; Yukimi Kira; Toru Hiraga; Atsushi Hirotani; Kenji Yoshimura; Mari Miki; Masami Ito
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-06-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1537-6591     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-29     Completed Date:  2007-08-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  347-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Toneyama Institute for Tuberculosis Research, Osaka City University Medical School, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Mycobacterium avium / classification,  isolation & purification*
Mycobacterium avium Complex / classification,  isolation & purification*
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Infection / microbiology*
Opportunistic Infections / diagnosis,  microbiology
Reference Values
Residence Characteristics*
Respiratory Tract Infections / microbiology*
Water Microbiology

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