Colonization with nontuberculous mycobacteria is associated with positive tuberculin skin test reactions in the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus).

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections can result in significant morbidity and mortality in nonhuman primate colonies. Preventative health programs designed to detect infection routinely include tuberculin skin testing (TST). Because Mammalian Old Tuberculin used for TST contains antigens common to a variety of mycobacterial species, false-positive results… (More)

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@article{Wachtman2011ColonizationWN, title={Colonization with nontuberculous mycobacteria is associated with positive tuberculin skin test reactions in the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus).}, author={Lynn M. Wachtman and Andrew D. Miller and Dongling Xia and Elizabeth H Curran and Keith Mansfield}, journal={Comparative medicine}, year={2011}, volume={61 3}, pages={278-84} }