Optimal detection and identification of Mycobacterium haemophilum in specimens from pediatric patients with cervical lymphadenopathy

Citation
Z. Samra et al., Optimal detection and identification of Mycobacterium haemophilum in specimens from pediatric patients with cervical lymphadenopathy, J CLIN MICR, 37(3), 1999, pp. 832-834
Citations number
25
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Clinical Immunolgy & Infectious Disease",Microbiology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0095-1137 → ACNP
Volume
37
Issue
3
Year of publication
1999
Pages
832 - 834
Database
ISI
SICI code
0095-1137(199903)37:3<832:ODAIOM>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Abstract
Acid-fast bacilli from pediatric patients with lymphadenopathy were detecte d in the BACTEC radiometric system and in Mb Redox broth, but not on Lowens tein Jensen medium. PCR amplification identified the isolates as Mycobacter ium haemophilum, which has special nutrition requirements (iron supplements ) for growth. Suitable culture medium ensures optimal recovery of this micr oorganism, avoiding underdiagnosis.