Diagnosis of Mycobacterium microti infections among humans by using novel genetic markers.

  title={Diagnosis of Mycobacterium microti infections among humans by using novel genetic markers.},
  author={Dick van Soolingen and Adri G M van der Zanden and Petra E.W. de Haas and Gerda T. Noordhoek and Albert Kiers and Norbert A. Foudraine and Françoise Portaels and A. J. Kolk and Kristin Kremer and Jan D.A. van Embden},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={36 7},
As a result of DNA typing of Mycobacterium microti isolates from animals in the United Kingdom and The Netherlands, we diagnosed four human M. microti infections. These are the first M. microti infections among humans to be reported. Three of the patients were immunocompromised and suffered from generalized forms of tuberculosis. The fourth patient was a 34-year-old immunocompetent male with a persistent cough and undefined X-ray abnormalities. Two of the M. microti infections were recognized… CONTINUE READING


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