Isolation of the newly described species Mycobacterium celatum from AIDS patients

E. Tortoli, C. Piersimoni, D. Bacosi, A. Bartoloni, F. Betti, L. Bono, C. Burrini, G. De Sio, C. Lacchini, A. Mantella, P. G. Orsi, V. Penati, M. T. Simonetti, E. C. Bottger

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Mycobacterium celatum is a recently described species which, on the basis of conventional tests, may be misidentified as Mycobacterium xenopi or as belonging to the Mycobacterium avium complex. Only genomic sequencing or high-performance liquid chromatography of cell wall mycolic acids can presently allow a correct identification of this mycobacterium. Two cases of infection due to M. celatum, in AIDS patients, are described here. The quantitative susceptibility pattern of the isolates to a wide spectrum of drugs is also reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-140
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)


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