Isolation of nontuberculous mycobacteria in Zambia: eight case reports.

@article{Buijtels2005IsolationON,
  title={Isolation of nontuberculous mycobacteria in Zambia: eight case reports.},
  author={Patricia C.A.M. Buijtels and Pieter L. C. Petit and Henri A. Verbrugh and Alex van Belkum and Dick van Soolingen},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={43 12},
  pages={
          6020-6
        }
}
The isolation of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) raises the question of their clinical significance, especially in an African setting. We found a high percentage of NTM isolated from various specimens, including ones that are normally sterile, among 213 patients in Zambia. Because tuberculosis can affect all parts of the body, we decided to include patients who had signs and symptoms in any part of the body for more than 2 weeks. Most patients had tractus respiratorius (80%) and tractus… CONTINUE READING
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