Non-tuberculous mycobateria isolated from an epidemiological survey in rural population of Bangalore district

Chauhan, M.M. (1993) Non-tuberculous mycobateria isolated from an epidemiological survey in rural population of Bangalore district. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 40. pp. 195-197.

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Four thousand and fifteen sputum specimens from chest symptomatics aged 10 years and above, identified in an epidemiological survey were subjected to modified Petroff's method of culture. Of these, 145 (3.6%) specimens grew acid fast bacilli (AFB), 44 of these cultures (1.1%) being identified as M. tuberculosis, while the remaining 101 cultures (2.5%) were classified as nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). The most commonly isolated nontuberculous mycobacteria were rapid growers (48%), followed by scotochromogens (26%) and non-chromogens (22%). The most frequently isolated NTM species were M. phlei (16.7%) followed by. M. gordonae (13.3%) and M. scrofulaeum, M. avium complex, M. xenopi, M. fortuitum complex and M. chelonei complex 3.3% each.

EPrint Type:Article
Additional Information:Paper presented at 47th National Conference on Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases, Bombay : 26th to 28th November, 1992.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Non-Tuberculous Mycobateria, Sputum Specimens, Rural Population, Bangalore
Subjects:Fluids and Secretions > Bodily Secretions > Sputum
-Institutional Repositories > National Tuberculosis Institute
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Health Surveys
Investigative Techniques > Microscopy
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections
Persons > Population Groups
Bacteria > Gram-Positive Bacteria > Actinobacteria > Actinomycetales > Mycobacteriaceae > Mycobacterium
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods
Investigative Techniques > Clinical Laboratory Techniques > Culture Techniques
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:709
Deposited By:Librarian Sudha S Murthy
Deposited On:16 August 2005

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