Improved detection of Mycobacterium avium complex with the Bactec radiometric system.

@article{Hoffner1988ImprovedDO,
  title={Improved detection of Mycobacterium avium complex with the Bactec radiometric system.},
  author={Sven Erik Hoffner},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={1988},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={1-6}
}
A reconsideration of the laboratory methods used for primary isolation of mycobacteria other than Mycobacterium tuberculosis is needed due to the increasingly recognized importance of such mycobacterial infections in immunocompromised patients. One example of this is the severe opportunistic infections caused by Mycobacterium avium complex among AIDS patients. In this study, the Bactec radiometric system was compared to conventional culture on solid medium for the detection of M. avium complex… CONTINUE READING

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