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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095429/high-rates-of-non-tuberculous-mycobacteria-isolation-in-mozambican-children-with-presumptive-tuberculosis
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Elisa López-Varela, Alberto L García-Basteiro, Orvalho J Augusto, Oscar Fraile, Helder Bulo, Tasmiya Ira, Kizito Gondo, Jakko van Ingen, Denise Naniche, Jahit Sacarlal, Pedro L Alonso
INTRODUCTION: Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) can cause disease which can be clinically and radiologically undistinguishable from tuberculosis (TB), posing a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge in high TB settings. We aim to describe the prevalence of NTM isolation and its clinical characteristics in children from rural Mozambique. METHODS: This study was part of a community TB incidence study in children <3 years of age. Gastric aspirate and induced sputum sampling were performed in all presumptive TB cases and processed for smear testing using fluorochrome staining and LED Microscopy, liquid and solid culture, and molecular identification by GenoType® Mycobacterium CM/AS assays...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094581/early-immunopathological-events-in-acute-model-of-mycobacterial-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-in-mice
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Elisabet Johansson, Gregory P Boivin, Jagjit S Yadav
Prolonged exposure to antigens of non-tuberculous mycobacteria species colonizing industrial metalworking fluid (MWF), particularly Mycobacterium immunogenum (MI), has been implicated in chronic forms of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) in machinists based on epidemiology studies and long-term exposure of mouse models. However, a role of short-term acute exposure to these antigens has not been described in the context of acute forms of HP. This study investigated short-term acute exposure of mice to MI cell lysate (or live cell suspension) via oropharyngeal aspiration...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087944/laboratory-diagnosis-and-susceptibility-testing-for-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Gary W Procop
The laboratory, which utilizes some of the most sophisticated and rapidly changing technologies, plays a critical role in the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Some of these tools are being employed in resource-challenged countries for the rapid detection and characterization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Foremost, the laboratory defines appropriate specimen criteria for optimal test performance. The direct detection of mycobacteria in the clinical specimen, predominantly done by acid-fast staining, may eventually be replaced by rapid-cycle PCR...
December 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077517/two-phase-hospital-associated-outbreak-of-mycobacterium-abscessus-investigation-and-mitigation
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Arthur W Baker, Sarah S Lewis, Barbara D Alexander, Luke F Chen, Richard J Wallace, Barbara A Brown-Elliott, Pamela J Isaacs, Lisa C Pickett, Chetan B Patel, Peter K Smith, John M Reynolds, Jill Engel, Cameron R Wolfe, Carmelo A Milano, Jacob N Schroder, Robert D Davis, Matthew G Hartwig, Jason E Stout, Nancy Strittholt, Eileen K Maziarz, Jennifer Horan Saullo, Kevin C Hazen, Richard J Walczak, Ravikiran Vasireddy, Sruthi Vasireddy, Celeste M McKnight, Deverick J Anderson, Daniel J Sexton
BACKGROUND: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) commonly colonize municipal water and cause healthcare-associated outbreaks. We investigated a biphasic outbreak of Mycobacterium abscessus at a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: Case patients had recent hospital exposure and laboratory-confirmed colonization or infection with M. abscessus from January 2013 through December 2015. We conducted a multidisciplinary epidemiologic, field, and laboratory investigation. RESULTS: The incidence rate of M...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043599/genetic-diversity-transmission-dynamics-and-drug-resistance-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-luanda-angola
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João Perdigão, Sofia Clemente, Jorge Ramos, Pedro Masakidi, Diana Machado, Carla Silva, Isabel Couto, Miguel Viveiros, Nuno Taveira, Isabel Portugal
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Despite the important role that the African region plays in a global tuberculosis (TB) epidemiological context, many countries in the region still lack data on the prevalence of specific Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains and drug resistance. This is the case for Angola, which presently lacks any data concerning drug-resistance rates and prevalence of specific M. tuberculosis genotypes and respective population structure. In this study, we made the first characterization of the genetic diversity and drug resistance of M...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994984/examination-of-mycobacterium-avium-subspecies-paratuberculosis-mixed-genotype-infections-in-dairy-animals-using-a-whole-genome-sequencing-approach
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Fraser W Davidson, Christina Ahlstrom, Jeroen De Buck, Hugh G Whitney, Kapil Tahlan
Many pathogenic mycobacteria are known to cause severe disease in humans and animals. M. avium subspecies paratuberculosis (Map) is the causative agent of Johne's disease-a chronic wasting disease affecting ruminants such as cattle and sheep, responsible for significant economic losses in the dairy and beef industries. Due to the lack of treatment options or effective vaccines, mitigating losses can be difficult. In addition, the early stages of Map infection may occur in asymptomatic hosts that continue to shed viable bacteria in their faeces, leading to the infection of other healthy animals...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968828/identification-of-populations-at-high-risk-of-tuberculosis-infection-in-rural-china-a-population-based-multicentre-prospective-study
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Lei Gao, Liqiong Bai, Jianmin Liu, Wei Lu, Xinhua Wang, Xiangwei Li, Jiang Du, Xinchun Chen, Weiguo Xu, Qi Jin
BACKGROUND: Acquisition and persistence of tuberculosis infection are important epidemiological measurements for evaluation of tuberculosis transmission in a community. However, prospective population data on the incidence of tuberculosis infection have been sparely reported in the global literature. METHODS: We conducted a population-based, multicentre, prospective study to investigate the annual risk of tuberculosis infection and its persistence in rural populations in China from July 2013 to June 2015, using yearly tests with tuberculin skin test (TST) and an interferon-γ release assay (IGRA)...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966321/determination-of-genotypic-varieties-and-genotyping-of-multiple-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-by-the-rflp-and-spoligotyping-methods
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Tekin Karslıgil, Ayşen Bayram, Fahriye Ekşi
BACKGROUND/AIM: The purpose of the present study was to determine the distribution and epidemiological features of mycobacteria with molecular methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-five culture-positive samples were analyzed by polymerase chain reaction-restriction enzyme length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) at species level, and their molecular typing was performed with spoligotyping. The IS6110 region and the locus of gene coding for Hsp65 were amplified. RFLP profiles were obtained by cutting the Hsp65 region with the Hae III and BstE II (Eco91I) enzymes...
November 17, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959960/nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infections-in-a-french-hospital-a-12-year-retrospective-study
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Peggy Blanc, Hervé Dutronc, Olivia Peuchant, Frédéric-Antoine Dauchy, Charles Cazanave, Didier Neau, Gaëtane Wirth, Jean-Luc Pellegrin, Philippe Morlat, Patrick Mercié, José-Manuel Tunon-de-Lara, Marie-Sylvie Doutre, Philippe Pélissier, Michel Dupon
BACKGROUND: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are environmental organisms associated with a range of infections. Reports of NTM epidemiology are mainly focused on pulmonary infections and isolations, and extrapulmonary infections are less frequently described. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of NTM infections at the Bordeaux University Hospital, France, between January 2002 and December 2013. We used the microbiologic component of the American Thoracic Society/Infectious Diseases Society of America's pulmonary NTM disease criteria to define cases of pulmonary NTM, and patients with isolates from a normally sterile site were classified as having extrapulmonary disease...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914739/infection-by-mycobacterium-bovis-in-a-dog-from-brazil
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Vivianne Cambuí Figueiredo Rocha, Salomão Cambuí de Figueiredo, Cesar Alejandro Rodriguez Rosales, Camila Dias Porto, Julio Lopes Sequeira, José Soares Ferreira Neto, Antônio Carlos Paes, Vanessa Riesz Salgado
Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic disease caused by bacteria belonging to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MtbC). This disease rarely affects dogs. Canine infections are usually caused by M. tuberculosis. Mycobacterium bovis infections are rare in dogs and associated with consumption of raw milk or contaminated products. Here, we report a Boxer dog who had a M. bovis infection and was admitted to a Brazilian veterinary hospital with a presumptive diagnosis of chronic ehrlichiosis. Despite receiving treatment for chronic ehrlichiosis, it progressed to death...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804902/non-tuberculous-mycobacteria-epidemiological-pattern-in-a-reference-laboratory-and-risk-factors-associated-with-pulmonary-disease
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J Mencarini, C Cresci, M T Simonetti, C Truppa, G Camiciottoli, M L Frilli, P G Rogasi, S Veloci, M Pistolesi, G M Rossolini, A Bartoloni, F Bartalesi
The diseases caused by non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), in both AIDS and non-AIDS populations, are increasingly recognized worldwide. Although the American Thoracic Society published the guidelines for diagnosis of NTM pulmonary disease (NTM-PD), the diagnosis is still difficult. In the first part of the study, we collected data on NTM isolates in the Mycobacteriology Laboratory of Careggi Hospital (Florence, Italy) and analysed the epidemiological data of NTM isolates. Then, to analyse the risk factors associated to NTM-PD, we studied the presence of ATS/IDSA criteria for NTM-PD in patients who had at least one positive respiratory sample for NTM and were admitted to the Infectious Disease Unit and the Section of Respiratory Medicine...
November 2, 2016: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788025/a-laboratory-based-analysis-of-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-disease-in-japan-from-2012-to-2013
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Kozo Morimoto, Naoki Hasegawa, Kiyohiko Izumi, Ho Namkoong, Kazuhiro Uchimura, Takashi Yoshiyama, Yoshihiko Hoshino, Atsuyuki Kurashima, Jun Sokunaga, Shunsuke Shibuya, Masahiro Shimojima, Manabu Ato, Satoshi Mitarai
RATIONALE: Since 2010, mycobacterial examination results have been used widely to survey nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung disease. OBJECTIVES: To reveal the clinical and epidemiological status of NTM lung disease in Japan. METHODS: All data on the isolation and identification of mycobacteria in 2012 and 2013 were obtained from three dominant commercial laboratories in Japan. Pulmonary NTM disease was defined on the basis of bacteriological diagnostic criteria issued by the American Thoracic Society/Infectious Diseases Society of America...
January 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780201/environmental-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-in-the-hawaiian-islands
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Jennifer R Honda, Nabeeh A Hasan, Rebecca M Davidson, Myra D Williams, L Elaine Epperson, Paul R Reynolds, Terry Smith, Elena Iakhiaeva, Matthew J Bankowski, Richard J Wallace, Edward D Chan, Joseph O Falkinham, Michael Strong
Lung disease caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is an emerging infectious disease of global significance. Epidemiologic studies have shown the Hawaiian Islands have the highest prevalence of NTM lung infections in the United States. However, potential environmental reservoirs and species diversity have not been characterized. In this cross-sectional study, we describe molecular and phylogenetic comparisons of NTM isolated from 172 household plumbing biofilms and soil samples from 62 non-patient households and 15 respiratory specimens...
October 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763257/mycobacterium-bovis-bcg-and-new-vaccines-for-the-prevention-of-tuberculosis
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Timothy Lahey, C Fordham von Reyn
Tuberculosis infects millions of people worldwide and remains a leading global killer despite widespread neonatal administration of the tuberculosis vaccine, bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG). BCG has clear and sustained efficacy, but after 10 years, its efficacy appears to wane, at least in some populations. Fortunately, there are many new tuberculosis vaccines in development today, some in advanced stages of clinical trial testing. Here we review the epidemiological need for tuberculosis vaccination, including evolving standards for administration to at risk individuals in developing countries...
October 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726817/skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
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Anne Spichler Moffarah, Mayar Al Mohajer, Bonnie L Hurwitz, David G Armstrong
The skin is colonized by a diverse collection of microorganisms which, for the most part, peacefully coexist with their hosts. Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) encompass a variety of conditions; in immunocompromised hosts, SSTIs can be caused by diverse microorganisms-most commonly bacteria, but also fungi, viruses, mycobacteria, and protozoa. The diagnosis of SSTIs is difficult because they may commonly masquerade as other clinical syndromes or can be a manifestation of systemic disease. In immunocompromised hosts, SSTI poses a major diagnostic challenge, and clinical dermatological assessment should be initially performed; to better identify the pathogen and to lead to appropriate treatment, etiology should include cultures of lesions and blood, biopsy with histology, specific microbiological analysis with special stains, molecular techniques, and antigen-detection methodologies...
August 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717784/the-prevalence-of-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-infections-in-mainland-china-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xia Yu, Pengnian Liu, Guan Liu, Liping Zhao, Yanjie Hu, Guomei Wei, Jingjing Luo, Hairong Huang
Despite increasing attention towards the non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) diseases, the overall epidemiological information remains unavailable for China. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted using data of 105 qualified publications from Chinese mainland. The assay demonstrated that the prevalence of NTM infections among tuberculosis suspects was 6.3% (5.4%-7.4%) in mainland, while the Southeastern region had the highest NTM prevalence at 8.6% (7.1%-10.5%). In Northern China, slow growing mycobacteria (SGM) consistituted 63...
December 2016: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27690688/infections-caused-by-mycobacterium-abscessus-epidemiology-diagnostic-tools-and-treatment
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Faiza Mougari, Lorenzo Guglielmetti, Laurent Raskine, Isabelle Sermet-Gaudelus, Nicolas Veziris, Emmanuelle Cambau
Mycobacterium abscessus is an emerging mycobacteria that is responsible for lung diseases and healthcare-associated extrapulmonary infections. Recent findings support its taxonomic status as a single species comprising 3 subspecies designated abscessus, bolletii and massiliense. We performed a review of English-language publications investigating all three of these subspecies. Areas covered: Worldwide, human infections are often attributable to environmental contamination, although the isolation of M. abscessus in this reservoir is very rare...
October 3, 2016: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685490/mycobacterium-avium-complex-pulmonary-disease-characteristics-and-treatment-in-an-irish-patient-cohort
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E P Judge, M Ahmed, M Fitzgerald, A M McLaughlin, J Keane
The prevalence of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) pulmonary disease is increasing globally. However, reliable national and international data relating to its epidemiology and management is lacking. During the period 2003-2014, MAC was isolated from the pulmonary samples of 75 patients at the Irish Mycobacteria Reference Laboratory (IMRL). Most patients (42, 56%) had underlying pulmonary disease, and 37 (49%) had clinical/radiographic characteristics consistent with MAC pulmonary disease. However, only 18 patients (24%) fulfilled internationally accepted criteria for diagnosis/treatment of this disease...
2016: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646524/development-and-in-use-evaluation-of-a-novel-luminex-microplex-microsphere-based-triol-assay-for-simultaneous-identification-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-and-detection-of-first-line-and-second-line-anti-tuberculous-drug-resistance-in-china
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Feifei Yin, Jasper Fuk-Woo Chan, Qixuan Zhu, Ruijia Fu, Jonathan Hon-Kwan Chen, Garnet Kwan-Yue Choi, Kah-Meng Tee, Lihua Li, Shiuyun Qian, Wing-Cheong Yam, Gang Lu, Kwok-Yung Yuen
AIMS: Rapid and accurate diagnostic assays with simultaneous microbial identification and drug resistance detection are essential for optimising treatment and control of tuberculosis. METHODS: We developed a novel multiplex (TRIOL, Tuberculosis-Rifampicin-Isoniazid-Ofloxacin-Luminex) assay using the Luminex xMAP system that simultaneously identifies Mycobacterium tuberculosis and detects resistance to first-line and second-line anti-tuberculous drugs, and compared its performance with that by PCR sequencing, using phenotypic drug susceptibility testing as the gold standard...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598276/-importance-of-quality-control-of-baciloscopy-in-laboratories-that-perform-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis
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Misleidis Sardiñas, Grechen García, María Rosarys Martínez, Raúl Díaz, Lilian M Mederos
BACKGROUND: Baciloscopy is the primary tool for pulmonary tuberculosis diagnosis, being this technique the most used internationally in the search for infectious cases. Quality control is the process of the rechecking smears by a highly qualified observer. AIM: To evaluate and highlight the importance of quality control of smear microscopy in the Provincial Laboratories diagnosticians of Tuberculosis in Cuba. METHODS: This study was conducted at the National Reference Laboratory and Research in Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Mycobacteria in the Institute of Tropical Medicine "Pedro Kouri", Havana, Cuba, Were evaluated 2676 smears received from January 2013 to December 2014, from Provincial Centers of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology of Cuba, including the special municipality Isla de la Juventud...
June 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
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