Mycobacterium cosmeticum sp. nov., a novel rapidly growing species isolated from a cosmetic infection and from a nail salon.

@article{Cooksey2004MycobacteriumCS,
  title={Mycobacterium cosmeticum sp. nov., a novel rapidly growing species isolated from a cosmetic infection and from a nail salon.},
  author={Robert Cooksey and Jacobus Henri de Waard and Mitchell A Yakrus and Ismar Rivera and Marina Chopite and Sean R. Toney and Glenn P Morlock and W. Ray Butler},
  journal={International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={54 Pt 6},
  pages={2385-91}
}
Four isolates of a rapidly growing Mycobacterium species had a mycolic acid pattern similar to that of Mycobacterium smegmatis, as determined by HPLC analyses. Three of the isolates were from footbath drains and a sink at a nail salon located in Atlanta, GA, USA; the fourth was obtained from a granulomatous subdermal lesion of a female patient in Venezuela who was undergoing mesotherapy. By random amplified polymorphic DNA electrophoresis and PFGE of large restriction fragments, the three… CONTINUE READING
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