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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Slow-growing mycobacterium (2 to 6 wks in Cx)
  • Acid-fast rod on Kinyoun or Ziehl-Neelsen staining
  • Water is major environmental reservoir, infection probably through aerosol route

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Last updated: October 28, 2013