Pulmonary tuberculosis sustained by Mycobacterium bovis in a young Italian patient

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The Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) includes M. tuberculosis, M. bovis, M. bovis bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG, the vaccine strain), M. africanum, and M. microti. Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes the majority of tuberculosis (TB) cases in humans; however, in several regions of the world, especially in a country with high prevalence of HIV… (More)

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