[A case of pulmonary Mycobacterium shimoidei infection].

Abstract

A 68 year-old male who was ex-smoker presented with fever and cough. Chest radiograph showed infiltrative shadows in both upper lung fields. A sputum smear for acid-fast bacilli was positive. But the isolate was not identified by polymerase chain reaction method. Acid-fast bacilli were cultured from sputum, but the identification was not done by DNA-DNA… (More)

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