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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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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 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?

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