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Mycobacterium triplex infection in a liver transplant patient.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of clinical microbiology
Publication Date
Volume
39
Issue
5
Pages
2033–2034
Identifiers
PMID: 11326044
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Mycobacterium triplex was first named in 1996 as an acid-fast bacillus with features that most resemble Mycobacterium simiae and Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex but which possesses a distinct mycolic acid pattern as well as a distinctive 16S rRNA hypervariable region. It has been isolated from lymph node, sputum, and cerebrospinal fluid specimens, but to date only rare clinical cases of this organism have been reported in the literature. The following is a case report of M. triplex that was isolated from the pericardial and peritoneal fluid of a 13-year-old female liver transplant patient.

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