Serovars of Mycobacterium avium Complex isolated from patients in Denmark

D. S. Askgaard, Steen Bjørck Giese, S. Thybo, A. Lerche, J. Bennedsen

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    Danish isolates of Mycobacterium avium complex were serotyped by the use of seroagglutination. The most prevalent serovars among patients with AIDS (n = 89) were 4 and 6, while among non-AIDS patients the most prevalent serovars were 1, 6, and 4, with no major differences between those in patients with pulmonary disease (n = 65) and those in patients with lymph node infection (n = 58). The results suggest a Scandinavian distribution of serovars with a predominance of serovar 6 and fail to demonstrate any selective protection against different serovars by Mycobacterium bovis ECG vaccination.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
    Issue number11
    Pages (from-to)2880-2882
    Publication statusPublished - 1994


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