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Disease caused by environmental mycobacteria 

Disease caused by environmental mycobacteria
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Disease caused by environmental mycobacteria
Author(s):

J. van Ingen

and P.D.O. Davies

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070626_update_001

Update:

Chapter heavily revised.

Updated on 31 May 2012. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 19 October 2017

Introduction—there are over 130 species of mycobacteria; species other than M. tuberculosis complex and M. leprae are collectively referred to as the nontuberculous or environmental mycobacteria. Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are divided into two groups, the slow growers and the rapid growers. The most common organisms causing human disease are the slow-growing species ...

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