Genetic relatedness of Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex isolates from patients with pulmonary MAC disease and their residential soils.

@article{Fujita2013GeneticRO,
  title={Genetic relatedness of Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex isolates from patients with pulmonary MAC disease and their residential soils.},
  author={Kazuo Fujita and Yutaka Ito and Toyohiro Hirai and Koichi Maekawa and Shunsuke Imai and Sachiyo Tatsumi and Akio Niimi and Yoshitsugu Iinuma and Satoshi Ichiyama and Michiaki Mishima},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={537-41}
}
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (MAC) strains were recovered from 48.9% of residential soil samples (agricultural farms (n = 7), residential yards (n = 79), and planting pots (n = 49)) of 100 pulmonary MAC patients and 35 non-infected control patients. The frequency of MAC recovery did not differ among soil types or among patients regardless of the presence of pulmonary MAC disease, infecting MAC species or period of soil exposure. Variable numbers of tandem repeats (VNTR) analysis… CONTINUE READING
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