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Lack of Transmission of <i>Mycobacterium abscessus</i> among Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Attending a Single Clinic

Franz-Christoph Bange, Barbara A. Brown, Christina Smaczny, Richard J. Wallace and Erik C. Böttger

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 32, issue 11, pages 1648-1650
Published in print June 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/320525
Lack of Transmission of Mycobacterium abscessus among Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Attending a Single Clinic

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We retrospectively analyzed 1062 respiratory specimens from 214 patients with cystic fibrosis, of whom 5 patients had 36 cultures positive for M. Abscessus. Results of molecular typing demonstrated that each of these 5 patients carried a single unique strain (genotype), which suggests that it may not be necessary to segregate patients with CF who are colonized or infected with M. abscessus from those who are not.

Journal Article.  1788 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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