Misidentification and diagnostic delay Caused by a false-positive amplified Mycobacterium tuberculosis direct test in an immunocompetent patient with a Mycobacterium celatum infection.

Abstract

The Gen-Probe amplified Mycobacterium tuberculosis direct test can give discrepant results directly in respiratory or cultured samples from patients infected with Mycobacterium celatum, leading to inappropriate therapy for, in our case, an immunocompetent patient. 

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@article{Tjhie2001MisidentificationAD, title={Misidentification and diagnostic delay Caused by a false-positive amplified Mycobacterium tuberculosis direct test in an immunocompetent patient with a Mycobacterium celatum infection.}, author={Jeroen H. T. Tjhie and Arne van Belle and Mirjam Dessens-Kroon and Dick van Soolingen}, journal={Journal of clinical microbiology}, year={2001}, volume={39 6}, pages={2311-2} }