Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-4413
Bange, F C; Brown, B A; Smaczny, C; Wallace Jr, R J; Böttger, E C (2001). Lack of transmission of mycobacterium abscessus among patients with cystic fibrosis attending a single clinic. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 32(11):1648-1650.
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.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Medical Microbiology|
|DDC:||570 Life sciences; biology|
610 Medicine & health
|Deposited On:||27 Mar 2009 11:55|
|Last Modified:||28 Nov 2013 03:00|
|Publisher:||University of Chicago Press|
|Additional Information:||© 2001 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America|
|Citations:||Web of Science®. Times cited: 31|
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