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What is mycobacterium terrae?

What is mycobacterium terrae?

M. terrae complex: Is a group of three similar mycobacteria that can cause aggressive, usually soft tissue infection even on people with normal immune systems. ...Read more

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How virulant is mycobacterium?

How virulant is mycobacterium?

Depends...: On what species of mycobacterium one is referring to. M. Tuberculosis is more virulent than many of the other species but all of these organisms are relatively slow growers so they do not have the acute affects of, say, a staphylococcus or streptococcus. ...Read more

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What is the lifespan of mycobacterium leprae?

What is the lifespan of mycobacterium leprae?

Long: Untreated, hansen's disease lasts from many decades with symptoms depending on the type of disease (lepromatous, tuberculous, borderline). ...Read more

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How does mycobacterium leprae spread?

How does mycobacterium leprae spread?

Leprosy: About 95% of people have natural immunity to Leprosy. It is most likely that leprosy is transmitted by lengthy & close contact with nasal droplets from an infected person. Armadillos serve as a vector for Leprosy in the US. ...Read more

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Where can you come into contact with Mycobacterium bovis?

Where can you come into contact with Mycobacterium bovis?

Mycobacterium bovix: From eating / drinking unpasteurized dairy products that are contaminated with this bacteria. ...Read more

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How do mycobacterium TB grow?

How do mycobacterium TB grow?

MYCOBACTERIUM TB: Acid -fast bacilli are slow growing aerobic, commonly found in the lungs. It is a chronic progressive infection transmitted by inhalation of droplets of the baclli. ...Read more

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Is mycobacterium avium contagious?

Is mycobacterium avium contagious?

M. Avium: Non- tuberculous mycobacterium such as avium and many other mycobacterial species are not transmitted from person to person ...Read more

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How can I culture mycobacterium tuberculosis?

How can I culture mycobacterium tuberculosis?

You don't: The lab does, on special media. If you try it yourself, and you actually have somebody with active TB to grow it from, you'll generate a mass of nasty bacteria and if you don't know exactly what you are doing, you can make everybody around you very sick. ...Read more

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What is mycobacterium kansasii not mycobacterium tb?

What is mycobacterium kansasii not mycobacterium tb?

A diffeent bacteria: A diffeent mycobacterias causes problems in people that has prior damage on the lung...Bronchiectasis copd, etc but also in persons whose immune system is weak. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mycobacterium tuberculosis?

What are the symptoms of mycobacterium tuberculosis?

Depends on where: But the most common site for tuberculosis is the lung and symptoms include fever, cough, night sweats and weight loss. ...Read more

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Life expectancy with atypical mycobacterium kansasii?

Life expectancy with atypical mycobacterium kansasii?

It depends: On whether the individual has underlying diseases that might make the infection worse or affect mortality as well. ...Read more

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How does mycobacterium tuberculosis attack and spread?

How does mycobacterium tuberculosis attack and spread?

Tb Infection: How does mycobacterium tuberculosis attack and spread? Usually by droplet transmission through the air. Cough, fatigue and being in an area with Tb carriers or in a high risk environment where you come in contact with infected people. ...Read more

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What is the time period for which mycobacterium leprae remain active on dry surfaces?

What is the time period for which mycobacterium leprae remain active on dry surfaces?

Unknown: Mycobacteria including mycobacterium tuberculosis can remain active on dry surfaces for months. However, it is unknown how long mycobacteria laprae would remain active. ...Read more

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Mycobacterium intracellulare infection, am I contagious?

Mycobacterium intracellulare infection, am I contagious?

Many mycobacteria: There are >200 species of mycobacteria. We worry about mycobacterium tuberculosis because it can be transmitted between people. Atypical mycobacterium, like mai, are not contageous. These are in our h2o supply ; we drink/inhale them. Most are problematic in people w/lung diseases (copd/cystic fibrosis) or those who are immunocompromised (hiv/transplant patients). In normal hosts usually no worry. ...Read more

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Is Mycobacterium Chelonae contagious from human to human?

Not really: This bug is everywhere in our environment and only people with immune problems typically are affected/ ...Read more

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