Cultural studies on two isolates of "Mycobacterium genavense" from patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

Enrico Tortoli, M. Tullia Simonetti, Daniele Dionisio, Massimo Meli

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Two strains of the newly proposed species "Mycobacterium genavense" have been isolated, using the radiometric system (Bactec, Becton Dickinson), from the blood of two HIV-infected patients. Disseminated infections due to the new organism closely resemble those of the Mycobacterium avium complex, with prevalently intestinal symptomatology. We report here on the cultural behavior of the isolates, which are enhanced at pH 6, are inhibited by NAP, do not require supplements, and grow best at 37°C. We also report on the antibiotic susceptibility of the isolates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-12
Number of pages6
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Virology
  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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