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Abstract

Human tuberculosis caused by is rare, but its prevalence and clinical significance may have been underestimated. To the best of our knowledge, 21 cases have been reported in the literature in the last decade. We report six recent pulmonary cases caused by over a period of 5 years detected in French clinical mycobacteriology laboratories of the hospital network. Our data confirm the potential of to cause clinical illness in immunocompetent patients. grew slowly from specimens, delaying the final microbiological diagnosis. Therefore, patients with tuberculosis caused by could benefit from the use of rapid diagnostic molecular techniques directly on clinical samples. From a review of the literature and this study, a classical antituberculous therapy seems effective in treating patients with disease.

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2010-08-01
2019-11-20
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