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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Slow-growing acid fast bacillus (AFB), non-tubercular mycobactera (NTM).
    • Growth on Löwenstein-Jensen media or Middlebrook 7H10 agar, typically seen > 7 days at 37ºC, although 25ºC is optimal.
    • Scotochromogenic (smooth yellow to orange colonial formation) if growing in presence of light.
    • Old classification: Runyon Group 2.
  • Ubiquitous; reservoir is water (natural and tap) as well as soil. Often referred to as the "tap water bacillus."
  • Growth usually takes 3 weeks or more at 37°C.

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Last updated: January 3, 2016

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