María Soledad Jiménez

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We have used spoligotyping to characterize 18 Mycobacterium bovis strains isolated from cattle and 23 M. bovis strains isolated from goats. The spoligotypes revealed that caprine strains form a separate and well-differentiated group that we refer to hereafter in this abstract as the caprine genotype. To evaluate the importance of this genotype as a cause of(More)
In this study, we describe a multiplex PCR to detect a AGC-->ACC (serine to threonine) mutation in the katG gene and a -15 C-to-T substitution (inhA(C-15T)) at the 5' end of a presumed ribosome binding site in the promoter of the mabA-inhA operon. These mutations have been reported in the majority of previous studies as the most frequent mutations involved(More)
The prevalence of mutations in the katG, inhA and oxyR-ahpC genes of isoniazid (INH)-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in the Philippines were determined. Of 306 M. tuberculosis isolates studied, 81 (26.5%) exhibited INH-resistance. Forty-four strains (54.3%) had mutations in the katG gene, eighteen strains (22.2%) had mutations in the putative(More)
We used spoligotyping and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) of the IS6110-insertion sequence to study the molecular epidemiology of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis in Spain. We analyzed 180 Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolates collected between January 1998 and December 2000. Consecutive isolates from the same patients (n = 23)(More)
We report a case of human infection caused by Mycobacterium lentiflavum and review the literature for infections caused by this bacterium. The patient was a 19-month-old boy with involvement of a cervical lymph node. Surgical removal of the lymphadenopathy was both diagnostic and curative.
OBJECTIVE To identify the characteristics associated with human tuberculosis (TB) caused by Mycobacterium bovis and M. caprae in Spain. DESIGN Retrospective study covering all M. bovis and M. caprae isolates identified at the National Mycobacterial Reference Laboratory (NRL) from 2004 to 2007. We studied the microbiological and epidemiological(More)
A novel rapidly growing, non-pigmented mycobacterium was isolated from blood samples obtained from 17 patients with febrile syndrome. Bacterial growth occurred at 30 and 37 degrees C on Löwenstein-Jensen medium and also on MacConkey agar without crystal violet. Strains contained alpha- and alpha'-mycolates in their cell wall. Sequence analysis of the hsp65(More)
are a dominant species in the study area and usually parasitize a variety of wild and domestic animals. These ticks often feed on humans as alternative hosts. Because this Roseomonas sp. is not a common pathogen, its role in public health and veterinary medicine is unkown. Phenotypic characterization of the isolates indicated similarities with previously(More)