Rapid differentiation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis using glycerol susceptibility and quantitative polymerase chain reaction.

  • Behnoosh Afghani
  • Published 1998 in
    Journal of investigative medicine : the official…

Abstract

BACKGROUND The differentiation between Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and Mycobacterium bovis has significant epidemiological and therapeutic implications, such as their susceptibility to different drugs and the need for different approaches to patient isolation. However, currently this differentiation is based on laboratory methods that take 8 to 16… (More)

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