Infections due to the newly described species Mycobacterium parascrofulaceum

Enrico Tortoli, Leonardo Chianura, Lionella Fabbro, Alessandro Mariottini, Nuria Martín-Casabona, Gianna Mazzarelli, Cristina Russo, Mario Spinelli

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We report on four cases of infection by the recently described species Mycobacterium parascrofulaceum. In two cases the mycobacterium was isolated from AIDS patients, while in the others it was responsible for pulmonary disease in elderly men. Our findings suggest that M. parascrofulaceum is an opportunistic pathogen, like many other nontuberculous mycobacterial species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4286-4287
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology


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