Identification of Mycobacterium avium complex isolated in eastern and central Japan by using DNA probes.


An attempt was made to identify Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium intracellulare in the M. avium intracellulare complex (MAC) isolated in the Tohoku (38 strains) and Tokai (30 strains) districts of Japan by using DNA probes which are specific for M. avium, M. intracellulare and M. tuberculosis complex, respectively. The incidence of M. avium infection… (More)


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