Mycobacterium spp

 

These are acid fast bacilli of the Mycobacterium genus. They are divided into

 
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Tuberculous mycobacteria (e.g. M. tuberculosis, M. leprae

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Non tuberculous mycobateria (e.g. M. avium, M. intracellulare, M. kansasii, M. abscessus, M. chelonae, M. fortuitum, M. marinum ad M. ulcerans. Non mycobacterial infection could be cutaneous and pulmonary disease. They may also cause disseminated mycobacteriosis. Tuberculous mycobacterial diseases are leprosy (M. leprae) and tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis).

 

 


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