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All main topics / Biology / Microbiology / Bac. Resp. Infections: Actinomycetes and Mycobacteria
How is Mycobacterium Avium transmitted? What are its structural characteristics? Where does it grow?
IIntracellular organism

Weakly Gram positive, acid fast

Lipid-rich cell wall.

Transmitted via food / water.
prevalent in Immunocompromised patients (mostly in this group)

Generates chronic pulmonary disease (middle lobe infiltrates / solitary nodules). Can also progress to disseminated disease
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Author: yaoyu
Main topic: Biology
Topic: Microbiology
Published: 11.02.2010




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