Tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium africanum

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2010

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  • Author: Bek, Dorte

    Statens Serum Institut, Denmark

  • Author: Kjeldsen, Marianne Kirstine

    Statens Serum Institut

  • Author: Kamper-Jørgensen, Zaza

    Statens Serum Institut, Denmark

  • Author: Hansen, Nikolaj Friis

    Statens Serum Institut, Denmark

  • Author: Rasmussen, Erik Michael

    Statens Serum Institut, Denmark

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Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by pathogenic species within the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC). In the present case, a 40-year-old African man was admitted acutely. Despite negative microscopy, anti-TB treatment was initialized. Thirteen hours after hospitalisation, the patient suffered circulatory failure and died. Post mortem material from the lungs and pericardia tested positive for MTBC and was identified as Mycobacterium africanum by a new molecular method that enables identification of six of the eight MTBC species and provides clinicians with species-specific results.
Original languageEnglish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume172
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)549-550
ISSN0041-5782
StatePublished - 2010
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