Mycobacterium abscessus: a new player in the mycobacterial field.

@article{Medjahed2010MycobacteriumAA,
  title={Mycobacterium abscessus: a new player in the mycobacterial field.},
  author={Halima Medjahed and Jocelyn Gaillard and Jean-Marc Reyrat},
  journal={Trends in microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={
          117-23
        }
}
Mycobacterium abscessus, a relative of Koch's bacillus (the bacterium that causes tuberculosis), has recently emerged as the cause of an increasing number of both community- and hospital-acquired infections in humans; it also constitutes a serious threat for cystic fibrosis patients. This situation is worsened by its exceptionally high natural and acquired antibiotic resistance that complicates treatment. Although a rapid grower, it shares some traits with Koch's bacillus, including the ability… CONTINUE READING
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