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Mycobacteriaceae

Mycobacteriaceae

The family of Mycobacteriaceae contains the single genus Mycobacterium with over 150 species. They are broadly distributed in various natural environments, and with several notable exceptions, they do not appear in parasitic or disease associations. This genus also includes Mycobacerium tuberculosis, currently responsible for serious bacterial infections of humans in many parts of the world, with millions of deaths annually. Other Mycobacterium species can cause a variety of infections as well; for example, worldwide, there are over quarter million new cases of leprosy, a debilitating disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. A number of mycobacterial saprophytes have been shown to cause opportunistic infections in immunocompromised individuals, and many are pathogens of animals.


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Keywords: mycobacteria, tuberculosis

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author: Leonard Siegfried | organization: Department of Medical and Clinical Microbiology | published on: 12.10.2018 | last modified on: 12.10.2018
citation: Siegfried Leonard: Mycobacteriaceae. Multimedia support in the education of clinical and health care disciplines :: Portal of Faculty of Medicine [online] 2018-10-12, last modif. 2018-10-12 [cit. 2018-10-15] Available from WWW: <http://portal.lf.upjs.sk/articles.php?aid=360>. ISSN 1337-7000.
 

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