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Disease caused by environmental mycobacteria 

Disease caused by environmental mycobacteria
Disease caused by environmental mycobacteria

J. van Ingen

and P.D.O. Davies



Chapter heavily revised.

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date: 15 October 2021

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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