atypical mycobacteria

Summary

Summary: So-called atypical species of the genus MYCOBACTERIUM. They are also called tuberculoid bacilli, i.e.: M. buruli, M. chelonae, M. duvalii, M. flavescens, M. fortuitum, M. gilvum, M. gordonae, M. intracellulare (see MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX;), M. kansasii, M. marinum, M. obuense, M. scrofulaceum, M. szulgai, M. terrae, M. ulcerans, M. xenopi.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi A tattooed butterfly as a vector of atypical Mycobacteria
    Ronni Wolf
    Department of Dermatology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, The Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Am Acad Dermatol 48:S73-4. 2003
  2. ncbi Taxonomic variation in the Mycobacterium fortuitum third biovariant complex: description of Mycobacterium boenickei sp. nov., Mycobacterium houstonense sp. nov., Mycobacterium neworleansense sp. nov. and Mycobacterium brisbanense sp. nov. and recognition
    Mark F Schinsky
    Meningitis and Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 54:1653-67. 2004
  3. ncbi [A case of Mycobacterium abscessus pulmonary infection; effectiveness of clarithromycin, amikacin and imipenem/cilastatin]
    Yusuke Shikama
    Respiratory Disease Center
    Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi 44:800-6. 2006
  4. doi [Cutaneous infections due to atypical mycobacteria]
    M Streit
    Dermatologische Abteilung, Kantonsspital Aarau, Tellstrasse, 5001 Aarau, Schweiz
    Hautarzt 59:59-70; quiz 71. 2008
  5. ncbi Clinical significance of nontuberculous mycobacteria isolated from respiratory specimens in Korea
    Won Jung Koh
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Ilwon Dong, Kangnam Ku, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Chest 129:341-8. 2006
  6. ncbi Biofilm formation and dispersal and the transmission of human pathogens
    Luanne Hall-Stoodley
    Center for Genomic Sciences, Allegheny Singer Research Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
    Trends Microbiol 13:7-10. 2005
  7. doi Atypical mycobacteria infection following tattooing: review of an outbreak in 8 patients in a French tattoo parlor
    Nicolas Kluger
    Arch Dermatol 144:941-2. 2008
  8. pmc Development of a PCR assay for rapid diagnosis of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection
    B C Ross
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 35:1696-700. 1997
  9. ncbi [Identification of atypical mycobacteria isolated from clinical specimens by line probe assay (LIPA)]
    Can Bicmen
    Dr Suat Seren Göğüs Hastaliklarl ve Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştirma Hastanesi, Mikrobiyoloji Laboratuvari, Izmir
    Mikrobiyol Bul 41:503-10. 2007
  10. doi Infections due to various atypical mycobacteria in a Norwegian multiplex family with dominant interferon-gamma receptor deficiency
    Heidi Glosli
    Department of Pediatrics, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Clin Infect Dis 46:e23-7. 2008

Detail Information

Publications187 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi A tattooed butterfly as a vector of atypical Mycobacteria
    Ronni Wolf
    Department of Dermatology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, The Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Am Acad Dermatol 48:S73-4. 2003
    We report the first case of cutaneous inoculation of atypical Mycobacteria secondary to tattooing...
  2. ncbi Taxonomic variation in the Mycobacterium fortuitum third biovariant complex: description of Mycobacterium boenickei sp. nov., Mycobacterium houstonense sp. nov., Mycobacterium neworleansense sp. nov. and Mycobacterium brisbanense sp. nov. and recognition
    Mark F Schinsky
    Meningitis and Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 54:1653-67. 2004
    ..n = 1) and Mycobacterium brisbanense sp. nov. (n = 1), with type strains ATCC 49935T (= W5998T = DSM 44677T), ATCC 49403T (= W5198T = DSM 44676T) ATCC 49404T (= W6705T = DSM 44679T) and ATCC 49938T (= W6743T = DSM 44680T), respectively...
  3. ncbi [A case of Mycobacterium abscessus pulmonary infection; effectiveness of clarithromycin, amikacin and imipenem/cilastatin]
    Yusuke Shikama
    Respiratory Disease Center
    Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi 44:800-6. 2006
    ..Acid-fast-bacilli were present in a smear from the bath room drain. However, to confirm the infectious routes, longer observation is needed. Moreover, serum amyloid protein A and ESR were useful markers to estimate the clinical course...
  4. doi [Cutaneous infections due to atypical mycobacteria]
    M Streit
    Dermatologische Abteilung, Kantonsspital Aarau, Tellstrasse, 5001 Aarau, Schweiz
    Hautarzt 59:59-70; quiz 71. 2008
    b>Atypical mycobacteria are environmental saprophytes. Occasionally they may enter human skin through injuries and cause localized infection. Papules, nodules, plaques, ulcers and panniculitis-like lesions are common manifestations...
  5. ncbi Clinical significance of nontuberculous mycobacteria isolated from respiratory specimens in Korea
    Won Jung Koh
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Ilwon Dong, Kangnam Ku, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Chest 129:341-8. 2006
    ..In order to determine the clinical significance of NTM isolated from respiratory specimens, we reviewed medical records from all patients from whom NTM isolates were recovered within a 2-year period...
  6. ncbi Biofilm formation and dispersal and the transmission of human pathogens
    Luanne Hall-Stoodley
    Center for Genomic Sciences, Allegheny Singer Research Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
    Trends Microbiol 13:7-10. 2005
    ..We also suggest that emerging evidence indicates that biofilm formation conveys a selective advantage to certain pathogens by increasing their ability to persist under diverse environmental conditions...
  7. doi Atypical mycobacteria infection following tattooing: review of an outbreak in 8 patients in a French tattoo parlor
    Nicolas Kluger
    Arch Dermatol 144:941-2. 2008
  8. pmc Development of a PCR assay for rapid diagnosis of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection
    B C Ross
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 35:1696-700. 1997
    ..The PCR was used to detect M. ulcerans DNA in fresh tissue and paraffin-embedded sections from all seven patients with culture-confirmed cases of infection...
  9. ncbi [Identification of atypical mycobacteria isolated from clinical specimens by line probe assay (LIPA)]
    Can Bicmen
    Dr Suat Seren Göğüs Hastaliklarl ve Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştirma Hastanesi, Mikrobiyoloji Laboratuvari, Izmir
    Mikrobiyol Bul 41:503-10. 2007
    The aim of this study was the identification of atypical mycobacteria isolated from various samples of patients prediagnosed as tuberculosis between November 2004 and June 2006 by a commercial polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based ..
  10. doi Infections due to various atypical mycobacteria in a Norwegian multiplex family with dominant interferon-gamma receptor deficiency
    Heidi Glosli
    Department of Pediatrics, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Clin Infect Dis 46:e23-7. 2008
    b>Atypical mycobacteria can cause systemic infections in patients with certain types of immunodeficiency.
  11. ncbi Vertebral osteomyelitis caused by non-tuberculous mycobacteria
    G Petitjean
    Clin Microbiol Infect 10:951-3. 2004
    ..No consensus guidelines for the treatment of these infections exist. Prolonged anti-mycobacterial therapy in combination with surgical debridement is recommended...
  12. ncbi Non-tuberculous mycobacteria: patterns of isolation. A multi-country retrospective survey
    N Martin-Casabona
    Servicio de Microbiologia, Hospital Universitario Vail d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:1186-93. 2004
    ....
  13. ncbi Pulmonary disease caused by rapidly growing mycobacteria
    Charles L Daley
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Clin Chest Med 23:623-32, vii. 2002
    ..The most common causes of pulmonary disease are Mycobacterium abscessus and Mycobacterium fortuitum. This article reviews the management of patients with lung disease caused by RGM...
  14. pmc Emergence of a unique group of necrotizing mycobacterial diseases
    K M Dobos
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 5:367-78. 1999
    ....
  15. pmc Rapidly progressive dementia due to Mycobacterium neoaurum meningoencephalitis
    George A Heckman
    Department of Medicine, Hamilton Health Sciences, Freeport Health Centre, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:924-7. 2004
    ..Broad-range polymerase chain reaction identified Mycobacterium neoaurum as the possible pathogen. Central nervous system infection by M. neoaurum may result in rapidly progressive dementia...
  16. pmc Mycobacterium neoaurum contamination
    Xiang Y Han
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1316-7; author reply 1317. 2005
  17. ncbi Cutaneous infections due to nontuberculous mycobacteria: histopathological review of 28 cases. Comparative study between lesions observed in immunosuppressed patients and normal hosts
    R Bartralot
    Department of Dermatology, Hospital General Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    J Cutan Pathol 27:124-9. 2000
    ..Suppurative granulomas are the most characteristic feature in skin biopsy specimens from cutaneous NTM infections. Some histopathological patterns seem more prevalent in immunosuppressed patients...
  18. ncbi Lymphadenitis due to nontuberculous mycobacteria in children: presentation and response to therapy
    R Hazra
    Department of Radiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 28:123-9. 1999
    ..Our data suggest that if surgical excision is not considered feasible, antimicrobial therapy for adenitis due to NTM may be beneficial for some patients...
  19. pmc Isolation of nontuberculous mycobacteria in Zambia: eight case reports
    Patricia C A M Buijtels
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 43:6020-6. 2005
    ..This is the first report of M. lentiflavum and M. goodii infections in Africa...
  20. ncbi [Sensitivity of microscopy for detection of mycobacterium tuberculosis and MOTT (mycobacteria other than tuberculosis) on the basis of analysis 22.218 clinical materials submitted in 1998-2001 to the Department of Microbiology in National Tuberculosis and
    Zofia Zwolska
    Zakładu Mikrobiologii IGiChP, Warszawie
    Pneumonol Alergol Pol 70:368-77. 2002
    ..Sensitivity of microscopy is lower in MOTT detection than for M.tbc (p < 0.001). Time of growth and abundance of the M. tuberculosis cultures were adequate to AFB seen in microscopy...
  21. ncbi In vitro activity of new fluoroquinolones and linezolid against non-tuberculous mycobacteria
    J C Rodriguez Diaz
    Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Elche, Spain
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 21:585-8. 2003
    ..The new fluoroquinolones exhibit good activity against M. kansasii and M. fortuitum and linezolid is active against M. kansasii...
  22. ncbi Nontuberculous mycobacteria in the setting of cystic fibrosis
    Deborah L Ebert
    Wilford Hall Medical Center, 759th MSGS MCCP, 2200 Bergquist Drive, Lackland AFB, TX 78236, USA
    Clin Chest Med 23:655-63. 2002
    ..Novel treatments with cytokines and intermittent dosing of antibiotics are currently under investigation in non-CF populations and may have applicability to CF in the future...
  23. ncbi Pulmonary Mycobacterium szulgai infection and treatment in a patient receiving anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy
    Jakko van Ingen
    Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Radboud University, Nijmegen Medical Centre, and the Rijnstate Hospital in Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Nat Clin Pract Rheumatol 3:414-9. 2007
    ..His medication at presentation consisted of etanercept, azathioprine, naproxen and inhaled fluticasone and salbutamol...
  24. ncbi Endophthalmitis caused by Mycobacterium abscessus
    P Marín-Casanova
    Department of Microbiology, Hospital Universitario Puerta del Mar, Cadiz, Spain
    Eur J Ophthalmol 13:800-2. 2003
    ..To describe the clinical and laboratory features of a case of endophthalmitis caused by Mycobacterium abscessus in a patient immunocompetent...
  25. ncbi [What is the place of surgery in the treatment of tuberculosis?]
    H Bakdach
    HPA d Antony, CCVO Saint Cloud
    Rev Mal Respir 23:10S88-10S91. 2006
  26. ncbi Nontuberculous mycobacteria in the HIV infected patient
    Denis Jones
    School of Medicine, University of California, Mail Code 8208, 150 W Washington Street, 100, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
    Clin Chest Med 23:665-74. 2002
    ..Clinicians treating HIV-infected patients must remain familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases and implement prevention strategies when indicated...
  27. ncbi Infections with atypical mycobacteria in renal transplant recipients
    Suceena Alexander
    Department of Nephrology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
    Indian J Pathol Microbiol 50:482-4. 2007
    Infections due to atypical mycobacteria are infrequent in renal transplant recipients but they cause serious morbidity. These pathogens are common in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)...
  28. ncbi Disseminated infection caused by slow-growing Mycobacterium lentiflavum
    R Ibanez
    Laboratorio de Microbiologia, Hospital Nuestra Senora de Sonsoles, Avenida Juan Carlos I s n, 05004 Avila, Spain
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 21:691-2. 2002
  29. pmc Use of molecular methods to identify the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) and other mycobacterial species and to detect rifampin resistance in MTBC isolates following growth detection with the BACTEC MGIT 960 system
    Akos Somoskovi
    Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:2822-6. 2003
    ..In conclusion, the biomass obtained in MGIT at the time of growth positivity in the 960 system is sufficient for use in all three molecular tests, and this approach can reduce the turnaround time for reporting results...
  30. ncbi Isolation of non-tuberculous mycobacteria from hospital cockroaches (Periplaneta americana)
    H H Pai
    Graduate Institute of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Hosp Infect 53:224-8. 2003
    ..americana and 103 B. germanica). As cockroach infestation occurs commonly in the hospital environment, they may potentially be implicated as a cause of hospital-acquired infections due to non-tuberculous mycobacteria...
  31. ncbi [Primary resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to anti-tuberculosis drugs in Kinshasa, (DRC)]
    M J Kabedi
    Service de Microbiologie, Cliniques Universitaires de Kinshasa, BP 804, Kinhasa 11, Republique Democratique du Congo
    Bull Soc Pathol Exot 100:275-6. 2007
    ....
  32. ncbi Application of polymerase chain reaction-based restriction fragment length polymorphism in typing ocular rapid-growing nontuberculous mycobacterial isolates from three patients with postoperative endophthalmitis
    Deepa Palani
    L and T Microbiology Research Centre, Vision Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India
    Cornea 26:729-35. 2007
    ..Subsequent identification and confirmation was carried out with biochemical tests and polymerase chain reaction-based restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP)...
  33. ncbi [Two cases of pulmonary infection by Mycobacterium abscessus in which drug susceptibility testing results conflicted with clinical courses]
    Yoriko Nishizawa
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, National Hospital Organization, Kanazawa Wakamatsu Hospital
    Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi 43:241-6. 2005
    ..The results obtained by MIC measurement were inconsistent with the clinical outcomes. The measurement of the MIC value of antibiotics do not necessarily predict its therapeutic effect...
  34. ncbi Non tuberculous mycobacteria isolated from clinical specimens at a tertiary care hospital in South India
    M V Jesudason
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632 004, India
    Indian J Med Microbiol 23:172-5. 2005
    ..This is a retrospective analysis of the isolation rates of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) from various clinical specimens and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns...
  35. ncbi Mycobacterium abscessus endophthalmitis: treatment dilemma and review of the literature
    Licia C V Matieli
    Department of Ophthalmology, Vision Institute, Federal University of Sao Paulo, UNIFESP, Paulista School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Retina 26:826-9. 2006
  36. pmc Hip prosthesis infection due to Mycobacterium wolinskyi
    Celine Pulcini
    Department of Microbiology, Faculte de Medecine, Universite Paris Descartes, AP HP Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, 20 rue Leblanc, 75908 Paris Cedex 15, France
    J Clin Microbiol 44:3463-4. 2006
    ..Here, we present the first case of a joint prosthesis infection cured with the combination of surgery and prolonged antibiotic therapy. The microorganism was identified by biochemical tests and 16S rRNA and Hsp65 gene sequence analysis...
  37. ncbi Granulomatous osteomyelitis associated with atypical mycobacteriosis in a bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps)
    Marc H Kramer
    Avian and Exotic Animal Medical Center, Miami, FL 33156, USA
    Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract 9:563-8. 2006
    ..Strict attention must be paid to cage hygiene and sanitation to minimize exposure and eliminate the organisms...
  38. pmc Polyphasic characterization reveals that the human pathogen Mycobacterium peregrinum type II belongs to the bovine pathogen species Mycobacterium senegalense
    Richard J Wallace
    The University of Texas Health Center, Department of Microbiology, 11937 US Highway 271, Tyler, TX 75708, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:5925-35. 2005
    ..senegalense. This study is the first to demonstrate this species as a human pathogen. Representative human M. senegalense strains include ATCC 35755 and newly submitted strains ATCC BAA-849, ATCC BAA-850, and ATCC BAA-851...
  39. ncbi [Soft-tissue infections due to non-tuberculous mycobacteria following mesotherapy. What is the price of beauty]
    Ismar Alejandra Rivera-Olivero
    Laboratorio de Tuberculosis, Instituto de Biomedicina, Caracas, Venezuela
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 24:302-6. 2006
    ....
  40. ncbi Fourth-generation fluoroquinolones in the treatment of mycobacterial infectious keratitis after laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis surgery
    Sao Bing Lee
    Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, University of Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Ophthalmol 40:750-3. 2005
    ..Comments: To the best of our knowledge, we are the first to report the use of the fourth-generation fluoroquinolone moxifloxacin in combination therapy for the successful treatment of this condition...
  41. ncbi [Pulmonary mycobacteriosis--the diagnostic challenge. The authors' experience]
    Magdalena Nowacka-Mazurek
    Katedra i Klinika Chorob Wewnetrznych, Pneumonologii i Alergologii AM w Warszawie
    Pneumonol Alergol Pol 74:84-8. 2006
    ..kansasii and M. avium). Thus among 31 patients with NTM positive cultures from respiratory tract specimens 4 patients (4/31, 12,9%) met the diagnostic criteria for mycobacterial disaease...
  42. ncbi [Osteoarticular infections due to mycobacteria in a university hospital]
    Jose I Garcia-Cia
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 24:661-3. 2006
  43. ncbi Nontuberculous mycobacterial peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis patients
    Mira Rho
    Section of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8029, USA
    Semin Dial 20:271-6. 2007
    ....
  44. ncbi [Two cases of bronchial tuberculosis--diagnostic difficulties]
    Andrzej Krzywiecki
    Z Kliniki Ftizjopneumonologii, Zabrze
    Pneumonol Alergol Pol 71:538-42. 2003
    ..Bronchoscopic examinations showed diffused necrotic infiltration. Tuberculosis etiology was confirmed by positive results of examined brosage, concomitantly with negative Mantoux reaction...
  45. ncbi [Whoever wants to be beautiful, must sometimes suffer: mycobacteriosis after cosmetic surgery in the Caribbean]
    Dieter Hassler
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 129:1668. 2004
  46. pmc Non-tuberculous mycobacteria in end stage cystic fibrosis: implications for lung transplantation
    W Chalermskulrat
    Lung Transplantation Program and Cystic Fibrosis Research and Treatment Center, Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Thorax 61:507-13. 2006
    ..WC and NS contributed equally. Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) frequently colonise patients with end stage cystic fibrosis (CF), but its impact on the course of the disease following lung transplantation is unknown...
  47. ncbi [Case of pulmonary Mycobacterium mageritense infection: the difficulty of differential diagnosis of granulomatous lung diseases]
    Makoto Miki
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Japanese Red Cross Sendai Hospital, 2 43 3, Yagiyama honcho, Taihaku ku, Sendai shi, Miyagi 982 8501, Japan
    Kekkaku 82:189-94. 2007
    ..We conclude that the pulmonary infection of M. mageritense is one of causes of granuloma formation, and in some case it is difficult to differentiate clinically from sarcoidosis...
  48. ncbi Nontuberculous mycobacterial infections of the skin: A retrospective study of 25 cases
    Roni Dodiuk-Gad
    Department of Dermatology, Ha Emek Medical Center
    J Am Acad Dermatol 57:413-20. 2007
    ..Absence of a pathognomonic clinical picture and variable histologic findings often delay diagnosis of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM)-induced cutaneous infections, and antimicrobial therapy varies...
  49. ncbi Pulmonary infection with Mycobacterium neoaurum identified by 16S ribosomal DNA sequence
    Yoshikazu Morimoto
    Department of Medicine, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, 1400 Jackson St, Denver, CO 80206, USA
    J Infect 54:e227-31. 2007
    ..We describe the first case of pulmonary infection with M. neoaurum. We speculate that unrecognized aspiration and long-term corticosteroid therapy predisposed our patient to this rare mycobacterial infection...
  50. ncbi Histological and genotypical characterization of feline cutaneous mycobacteriosis: a retrospective study of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues
    Jennifer L Davies
    Department of Veterinary Pathology, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7N 5B4
    Vet Dermatol 17:155-62. 2006
    ..may be associated with feline cutaneous mycobacteriosis lesions, and molecular diagnostic techniques can be an important tool for identifying agents associated with lesions of feline cutaneous mycobacteriosis...
  51. ncbi Laboratory diagnosis of nontuberculous mycobacteria
    Akos Somoskovi
    Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Clin Chest Med 23:585-97. 2002
    ..But because specimen delivery and communication of results can be rapidly and easily achieved, utilization of reference laboratories for rarely performed sophisticated tests is a more practical approach...
  52. ncbi The impact of nontuberculous mycobacteria on management of presumed pulmonary tuberculosis
    R van Crevel
    Dept of Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Infection 29:59-63. 2001
    ..Reliable DNA-based techniques and better communication between physicians and microbiologists may improve management of suspected mycobacterial infections...
  53. pmc Differential antibiotic susceptibility of Mycobacterium abscessus variants in biofilms and macrophages compared to that of planktonic bacteria
    Rebecca Greendyke
    The University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 52:2019-26. 2008
    ..abscessus pulmonary infection. Determination of the efficacies of new antibiotics should include an assessment of their activities against the smooth and rough M. abscessus morphotypes in biofilms and macrophages...
  54. ncbi Synovial hand infection from Mycobacterium terrae
    W Deenstra
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Hand Surg Br 13:335-6. 1988
    ..A case of extensive synovial infection in the hand due to Mycobacterium terrae is described. The infection is resistant to drug therapy but appears to remain localised...
  55. ncbi Mycobacterium kansasii osteomyelitis of the scaphoid
    B I Minkin
    Hand Unit, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, United Kingdom
    J Hand Surg Am 12:1092-4. 1987
    ..The 3-year delay in establishing the diagnosis is characteristic of hand infections caused by atypical mycobacteria. We treated the patient surgically and with antituberculous chemotherapy. This is the only case of M...
  56. ncbi Atypical Mycobacterium infections of the upper extremity
    S H Kozin
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
    J Hand Surg Am 19:480-7. 1994
    ..In the 15 patients with competent immune systems, resolution occurred in 13. However, in the immunocompromised patient population, only 4 of the 10 had resolution of deep infection at time of the follow-up evaluation...
  57. ncbi [Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex with polymerase chain reaction (PCR)]
    U Schroder
    Forschungsinstitut Borstel
    Pneumologie 49:502-4. 1995
    ..8%) of the investigated specimens, so it is necessary to look also for other than pulmonary specimens, but it seems that his Nested-PCR is a highly specific and sensitive method for detecting of M. tuberculosis...
  58. doi Disseminated cutaneous infection with Mycobacterium abscessus in a patient with a low CD4+ T cell count
    Hongsheng Wang
    Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking, Union Medical College, Jiangwangmiao Road 14, Nanjing 210042, China
    Eur J Dermatol 18:337-40. 2008
    ..After the patient had been treated with rifampin, isoniazid, ofloxacin, clarithromycin and thymosin for 6 months, the skin lesions were greatly improved and the level of CD4+ T cells in the peripheral blood cells became normal...
  59. doi Late-onset posttraumatic skin and soft-tissue infections caused by rapid-growing mycobacteria in tsunami survivors
    Pia Appelgren
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Clin Infect Dis 47:e11-6. 2008
    ..In the tsunami catastrophe in Thailand in 2004, several thousand Swedish tourists were injured, with contaminated crush trauma of the legs being the main cause of injury among the survivors...
  60. ncbi [Value of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in diagnosis of tuberculosis and mycobacterium infections caused by ubiquitous mycobacteria]
    S Rosenkranz
    ,
    Pneumologie 51:78-86. 1997
    ..0% relative to cultural identification and 62.5% relative to a proven disease. PCR is a useful method in the rapid diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis with excellent specificity but lack of sensitivity...
  61. ncbi Septic arthritis of the hand due to Mycobacterium marinum
    M W Jones
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Morrison Hospital, Swansea
    J Hand Surg Br 13:333-4. 1988
    ..We report a case of septic arthritis due to the organism...
  62. ncbi [The alternative or simultaneous excretion of different species of mycobacteria in atypical mycobacteriosis--15 cases in 7 years]
    T Hiraoka
    Internal Medicine, National Miyazaki Hospital
    Kekkaku 76:519-24. 2001
    ..8%) were bacilli positive cases. During the same period, mycobacteria other than tuberculosis (atypical mycobacteria) were detected in the sputum of other 121 cases. The 63 (52...
  63. ncbi Nontuberculous mycobacteria
    P Joan Chesney
    Academic Programs, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA
    Pediatr Rev 23:300-9. 2002
  64. ncbi [A case of pulmonary infection caused by Mycobacterium szulgai]
    Shusaku Haranaga
    First Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Nishihara cho, Nakagami gun, Okinawa 903 0215, Japan
    Kekkaku 77:421-5. 2002
    ..Culture of his sputum and gastric fluid showed no growth of mycobacteria after starting treatment...
  65. ncbi [Coincidence of lung diseases caused by Mycobacterium fortuitum and esophageal achalasia--case report and review of the literature]
    K T Schulz
    , Berlin
    Pneumologie 46:576-9. 1992
    ..that bacterial poly-resistance in case of infections resembling tuberculosis should prompt a search for atypical mycobacteria. Patients suffering from nontuberculous mycobacteriosis of the lung should be subject to oesophageal ..
  66. ncbi [Lung changes caused by Mycobacterium xenopi infection in a patient with bone marrow transplantation: problems in differential diagnosis]
    F W Busch

    Pneumologie 45:340-2. 1991
    Pulmonary affections caused by atypical mycobacteria are an increasingly common problem particularly in patients with immune deficiency disorders...
  67. ncbi Hospital management of tuberculosis in a region with a low incidence of tuberculosis and a high prevalence of nontuberculous mycobacteria
    B D Alexander
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 22:715-7. 2001
    ..Clinicians' assessments were sensitive for TB but had poor predictive value. The acid-fast smear was a weak predictor of TB, owing to a high rate of isolation of NTM...
  68. ncbi [Atypical mycobacterioses: diseases caused by Mycobacterium malmoense]
    W W Schaubschläger
    Forschungsinstitut, Borstel
    Pneumologie 44:699-703. 1990
    ..Apart from other patients with mycobacterial infections of the lungs, the first case of infection of the lymph nodes in the neck is described...
  69. ncbi Hand infections with Mycobacterium chelonei: a case report and review of the literature
    Y S Anouchi
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
    J Hand Surg Br 13:331-2. 1988
    ..A case is reported of soft-tissue infection in the hand due to Mycobacterium chelonei, presenting as a chronic painful swelling of a finger...
  70. ncbi A Mycobacterium malmoense infection of the hand presenting as carpal tunnel syndrome
    H Prince
    University Hospital, Nottingham
    J Hand Surg Br 13:328-30. 1988
    ..This is the first time this organism has been described in a site other than the lungs or the cervical lymph nodes...
  71. ncbi HIV infection in children--impact upon ENT doctors
    Simon Hoare
    Paediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, Newcastle General and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals, Tyne and Wear, 26A Heddon Banks, Heddon on the Wall, Northumberland NE15 0BU, UK
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 67:S85-90. 2003
    ..Infections may be due to unusual pathogens such as Pseudomonas, 'typical' and atypical Mycobacteria, Candida, Aspergillus, etc. Fungal infections of the sinuses (inc. Aspergillus and Rhizopus spp...
  72. ncbi Identification of members of Mycobacterium avium species by Accu-Probes, serotyping, and single IS900, IS901, IS1245 and IS901-flanking region PCR with internal standards
    Milan Bartos
    Veterinary Research Institute, Hudcova 70, 621 32 Brno, Czech Republic
    J Microbiol Methods 64:333-45. 2006
    ..From other mycobacterial species Mycobacterium intracellulare (n=60) and atypical mycobacteria (n=256) including Mycobacterium fortuitum, Mycobacterium chelonae, Mycobacterium scrofulaceum, ..
  73. doi [Lupus erythematosus. Wide range of symptoms through clinical variation, associated diseases and imitators]
    E Aberer
    Univ Klinik für Dermatologie, Medizinische Universitat Graz, Auenbrugger Platz 8, 8036, Graz, Osterreich
    Hautarzt 61:676-82. 2010
    ..There are lupus imitators which create differential diagnostic challenges, such as infections with atypical mycobacteria or subcutaneous T-cell lymphoma both of which are similar to lupus profundus...
  74. ncbi Bovine tuberculosis is more prevalent in cattle owned by farmers with active tuberculosis in central Ethiopia
    - Alemayehu Regassa
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Hawassa, P O Box 05, Awassa, Ethiopia
    Vet J 178:119-25. 2008
    ..isolates, two (18%) were Mycobacterium tuberculosis, five (46%) Mycobacterium bovis, and four (36%) were atypical mycobacteria. The prevalence of tuberculosis was higher in cattle owned by farmers with active tuberculosis than in ..
  75. ncbi Microbiology and management of acute suppurative thyroiditis in children
    Itzhak Brook
    Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Georgetown University, 4431 Albemarle St NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 67:447-51. 2003
    ..Enterobacteriaceae, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, atypical mycobacteria, Aspergillus spp., Coccidioides immitis, Candida spp., Treponema pallidum, and Echinococcus spp...
  76. ncbi Thinking the unthinkable: Alzheimer's, Creutzfeldt-Jakob and Mad Cow disease: the age-related reemergence of virulent, foodborne, bovine tuberculosis or losing your mind for the sake of a shake or burger
    Lawrence Broxmeyer
    Med America Research, 148 14A 11th Avenue, Whitestone, NY 11357, USA
    Med Hypotheses 64:699-705. 2005
    ..It is only appropriate therefore to explore the role of bovine TB and the atypical mycobacteria in Alzheimer's, JCD and Mad Cow disease and develop better serological surveillance for these pathogens.
  77. doi Successful prevention of bacterial endophthalmitis in eyes with the Boston keratoprosthesis
    Marlene L Durand
    Infectious Disease Unit, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Cornea 28:896-901. 2009
    ..To determine the influence of topical vancomycin prophylaxis on the incidence of bacterial endophthalmitis in eyes with a Boston Keratoprosthesis (KPro)...
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    Service de Chirurgie Thoracique, Hopital Laennec, Paris
    Rev Mal Respir 14:S105-20. 1997
    ..sequelae of parenchymal complications (infections, aspergilloma or haemoptysis) and certain forms of atypical mycobacteria, and also a small but significant group in which excisions are aimed at diagnosis...
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    P H Lagrange
    Service de Microbiologie, Hopital Saint Louis, Paris
    Rev Mal Respir 24:453-72. 2007
    ..Though the finding of tubercle bacilli is the essential examination for the diagnosis of ATB, there is no indisputable test for LTBI...
  80. ncbi Management of gastrointestinal disorders in children with HIV infection
    Alfredo Guarino
    Department of Pediatrics, University Federico II, Naples, Italy
    Paediatr Drugs 6:347-62. 2004
    ..Other opportunistic infections may induce severe and protracted diarrhea, including atypical mycobacteria and cytomegalovirus...
  81. ncbi Treatment of Mycobacterium marinum cutaneous infections
    Efstathios Rallis
    Army General Hospital, Department of Dermatology, 11 Pafsaniou street, 11635, Athens, Greece
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 8:2965-78. 2007
    ..M. marinum infection should always be included in the differential diagnosis of all cases with poor-healing wounds in upper extremities and a history of exposure to aquariums...
  82. ncbi Formation of natural biofilms during chlorine dioxide and u.v. disinfection in a public drinking water distribution system
    T Schwartz
    Department of Environmental Microbiology, Water Technology and Geotechnology Division, Institute for Technical Chemistry, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany
    J Appl Microbiol 95:591-601. 2003
    ..The influence of two disinfection techniques on natural biofilm development during drinking water treatment and subsequent distribution is compared with regard to the supply of a high-quality drinking water...
  83. ncbi Acute bacterial suppurative parotitis: microbiology and management
    Itzhak Brook
    Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA
    J Craniofac Surg 14:37-40. 2003
    ..Mycobacterium tuberculosis and atypical mycobacteria are rare causes of parotitis...
  84. ncbi Hairy cell leukemia: clinical features and therapeutic advances
    B C Lembersky
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center, Illinois
    Cancer Metastasis Rev 6:283-300. 1987
    ..A better understanding of the unusual features of the hairy cell and the underlying biological effect of these two agents in HCL may have important applications in other hematologic and non-hematologic malignancies...
  85. ncbi Atypical Mycobacterium infections of the upper extremity
    Masataka Noguchi
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kochi Medical School, Nankoku, Japan
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 125:475-8. 2005
    ..We encountered five patients with atypical Mycobacterium infections in the upper extremity, and examined their outcomes...
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    G Probst
    Pneumologische Abteilung, Thoraxklinik Heidelberg-Rohrbach
    Pneumologie 48:711-7. 1994
    ..These germs contrast the so-called atypical mycobacteria. The importance of the atypical mycobacteria was recognized in the fifties...
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    V R Jacobs
    Frauenklinik, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany
    Zentralbl Gynakol 124:378-85. 2002
    ..Nipple piercing has shown an increase over the last years. We report about three coincidental cases of breast abscess after nipple piercing within the last months in our clinics and discuss the related problems for health and society...
  88. ncbi Effect of clarithromycin on airway obstruction and inflammatory markers in induced sputum in cystic fibrosis: a pilot study
    C L Ordoñez
    Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pediatr Pulmonol 32:29-37. 2001
    ..aeruginosa, none with atypical Mycobacteria) with 3 weeks of placebo, followed by 6 weeks of clarithromycin (500 mg BID) in a single-blind prospective ..
  89. ncbi Pathophysiology and management of pulmonary infections in cystic fibrosis
    Ronald L Gibson
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Children s Hospital, Seattle, WA 98125, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 168:918-51. 2003
    ..Staphylococcal aureus, Burkholderia cepacia, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Achromobacter xylosoxidans and atypical mycobacteria are also described...
  90. ncbi Soft tissue infections with atypical mycobacteria in two patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases using TNF-inhibitors and/or leflunomide
    S Steyaert
    Hospital Maria Middelares, Ghent, Belgium
    Acta Clin Belg 66:144-7. 2011
    Infections of the soft tissues due to atypical mycobacteria are relatively uncommon. We describe two cases...
  91. ncbi Subcutaneous nodules with sporotrichoid spread
    Mark N Schwendiman
    Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
    Dermatol Online J 15:11. 2009
    ..Mycobacterium marinum is an atypical mycobacterium found worldwide and associated with swimming pools and aquariums. Infections typically present with subcutaneous nodules and lymphangitis...
  92. ncbi Characterization of mycobacteria in HIV/AIDS patients of Nepal
    G P Dhungana
    Department of Microbiology, Siddhanath Science Campus, Mahendranagar, Kanchanpur, Nepal
    JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc 47:18-23. 2008
    ..This study demonstrated the predominance of atypical mycobacteria, mainly MAC, in HIV/AIDS cases and most of them were from sputum smear-negative cases.
  93. ncbi Sensitivity to sensitins and tuberculin in Swedish children. I. A study of schoolchildren in an urban area
    A Lind
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Goteborg, Sweden
    Tubercle 72:29-36. 1991
    ..without known contact with a contagious tuberculous person, indurations less than 12 to 14 mm on tuberculin testing are probably caused by atypical mycobacteria. In such cases sensitin tests should be performed to verify the suspicion.
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    Siraj O Wali
    Department of Medicine, King Khalid National Guard Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Thorac Med 3:5-8. 2008
    ..tuberculosis. Tuberculosis polymerase chain reaction or culture confirmation is essential in developing countries to avoid the unnecessary use of antituberculosis therapy when the clinical suspicion is very low...
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    O Thiede
    Klinik und Poliklinik Fur Hals, Nasen und Ohrenheilkunde des Universitätsklinikums Münster
    HNO 50:332-8. 2002
    ..The purpose of this paper was to analyse parotideal abscesses on the basis of a larger number of patients...
  96. ncbi Atypical mycobacteria infection in an immunocompromised patient
    Emily Berger
    Department of Dermatology, New York University, New York, NY, USA
    Dermatol Online J 16:21. 2010
    ..In these patients, the differential diagnosis includes infectious as well as inflammatory, reactive, or neoplastic processes...
  97. ncbi Intestinal helminths: a clue explaining the low incidence of inflammatory bowel diseases in Subsaharan Africa? Potential benefits and hazards of helminth therapy
    Rene Fiasse
    Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital St Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Acta Gastroenterol Belg 69:418-22. 2006
    ..helminths whose intestinal infestation is frequent in sub-Saharan Africa, other micro-organisms such as atypical mycobacteria, lactobacilli, etc, might have been reduced in Western population...
  98. ncbi Drug-induced lupus as a cause of relapsing inflammatory disease after renal transplantation
    Lars Pape
    Department of Pediatric Nephrology and Metabolic Diseases, Medical School of Hannover, D 30623, Germany
    Pediatr Transplant 6:337-9. 2002
    ..A thorough diagnostic work-up for infectious and inflammatory diseases revealed a mastoiditis and atypical mycobacteria, but symptoms persisted after treatment...
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    B Camara
    Service de Pneumologie, Centre Hospitalier Général d Albi, Albi, France
    Rev Mal Respir 25:1127-30. 2008
    ..Mycobacterium malmoense (MM) is an atypical mycobacterium responsible for opportunistic infection. The clinical and radiological picture is non-specific. The infection develops most frequently in a dystrophic lung...
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    O Schumacher
    Die Institutsangaben sind am Ende des Beitrags gelistet
    Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir 40:342-7. 2008
    Mycobacterium haemophilum belongs to the group of atypical mycobacteria and is rarely reported as a cause of upper extremity and hand infections. It is of low virulence. The bacterium seems to be ubiquitous...
  101. ncbi Lepromatous leprosy in a heart transplant recipient
    Kalgi Modi
    Department of Medicine, Cardiology Section, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA, USA
    Am J Transplant 3:1600-3. 2003
    ..The patient was treated with a modified regimen consisting of dapsone 100 mg qd, ethionamide 250 mg qd, and minocycline 100 mg qd. His skin rash and neurological symptoms have resolved...

Research Grants72

  1. Drug Targets for Tuberculosis
    ERIC JOSEPH RUBIN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Altogether, these results should allow more rational selection of targets for treatment of tuberculosis. ..
  2. Design of antituberculosis agents that target siderophore biosynthesis
    Courtney C Aldrich; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..M. tuberculosis and other atypical mycobacteria are now classified as opportunistic infections of AIDS patients...
  3. Role of gamma/delta T cells in Vaccine Induced Immunity
    Daniel F Hoft; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Dobos at Colorado State, who will pursue detailed biochemical studies designed to identify the specific components of mycobacteria and vaccinia that induce gamma/delta T cells relevant for vaccine development. ..
  4. Role of gamma/delta T cells in Vaccine Induced Immunity
    DANIEL HOFT; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Dobos at Colorado State, who will pursue detailed biochemical studies designed to identify the specific components of mycobacteria and vaccinia that induce gamma/delta T cells relevant for vaccine development. ..
  5. TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI MUCOSAL & SYSTEMIC PROTECTIVE IMMUNITY
    DANIEL HOFT; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Chemokine and/or integrin receptor expression will be studied by flow cytometry and RT-Real-Time PCR, and the in vivo effects of defective chemokine and integrin binding and/or signaling will be evaluated. ..
  6. TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI MUCOSAL & SYSTEMIC PROTECTIVE IMMUNITY
    DANIEL HOFT; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Protective soluble protein and live recombinant vaccines will be studied in genetic knockout mice to identify the molecular and cellular requirements for immune protection. ..
  7. Role of gammadelta T Cells in Vaccine-Induced Immunity
    DANIEL HOFT; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Finally, the involvement of gd T cells in protective effector mechanisms capable of inhibiting intracellular replication of mycobacteria inside macrophages and HIV inside T cells will be examined. ..
  8. Clinical Suspicion of TB: A Technology Assessment Tool
    Antonino Catanzaro; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..It will help define the role of serologic testing in the diagnosis of PTB. ..
  9. Role of gamma/delta T cells in Vaccine Induced Immunity
    DANIEL HOFT; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Dobos at Colorado State, who will pursue detailed biochemical studies designed to identify the specific components of mycobacteria and vaccinia that induce gamma/delta T cells relevant for vaccine development. ..
  10. 2007 GRC on TB Drug Development
    Eric Rubin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The 2007 GRC on TB Drug Development will provide an opportunity for new investigators to understand the challenges in the field and for experienced researchers to discuss the latest findings. ..
  11. Vaccine Induced Mucosal Protection Against TB Infection
    DANIEL HOFT; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Prime/boosting strategies found to prevent BCG infection after aerosol challenges will be studied for the ability to prevent infection with virulent M. tuberculosis by aerosol challenge. ..
  12. Clinical Suspicion of TB: A Technology Assessment Tool
    Antonino Catanzaro; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..It will help define the role of serologic testing in the diagnosis of PTB. ..