Isolation of mycobacteria other than Mycobacterium avium from porcine lymph nodes.

  title={Isolation of mycobacteria other than Mycobacterium avium from porcine lymph nodes.},
  author={Jakko van Ingen and Henk J Wisselink and Conny B. van Solt-Smits and Martin J. Boeree and Dick van Soolingen},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  volume={144 1-2},
Mycobacterium avium causes lymphadenitis in pigs. This presents an economical burden, as these pigs meat is considered inappropriate for consumption. In humans, lymphadenitis due to nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) primarily affects children and is caused by a variety of NTM, though M. avium predominates. Mycobacterial culture was undertaken on lymph nodes of 107 slaughter pigs from a single pig farm. A high number of pigs with mycobacterial lymphadenitis were identified by culture. A… CONTINUE READING
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