Adriana Rodrigues Barretto

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The majority of investigations of the epidemiology of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) have focused on highly developed nations with a low prevalence of tuberculosis. In contrast, the Para state of north Brazil represents an area of high tuberculosis prevalence and increasing NTM incidence. Toward the goal of understanding the dynamics of infection by all(More)
M. paraffinicum, a slow-growing scotochromogenic mycobacterium that uses paraffinic hydrocarbons other than methane, i.e. inorganic carbon sources, was originally isolated from soil samples, but only in 2010 definitely achieved the species status. We have described here the first report of pulmonary disease due to M. paraffinicum in Amazon Region.
Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is a heterogeneous group of species found in several environmental sources and that exhibit variable degrees of pathogenicity. Among the MAC members, Mycobacterium colombiense has been related to pulmonary disease and disseminated infection in HIV-infected patients in Colombia. Lymphadenopathy cases have also been reported.(More)
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