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- Mycobacterial species
- Slow grower (2-6 weeks for positive with liquid media), photochromogen.
- DNA analysis suggests there may be 5-7 subspecies.
- Subtype I appears to be responsible for most human infection.
- M. tuberculosis and M. kansasii can occur together: cultures positive for M. kansasii should be incubated for prolonged periods to exclude M. tuberculosis, which grows slightly slower than M. kansasii.
- Reservoir appears to be water with likely infection via aerosol
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Last updated: December 6, 2017
Hoffmann, Christopher J. "Mycobacterium Kansasii." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2017. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540367/all/Mycobacterium_kansasii.
Hoffmann CJ. Mycobacterium kansasii. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2017. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540367/all/Mycobacterium_kansasii. Accessed April 24, 2019.
Hoffmann, C. J. (2017). Mycobacterium kansasii. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540367/all/Mycobacterium_kansasii
Hoffmann CJ. Mycobacterium Kansasii [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2017. [cited 2019 April 24]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540367/all/Mycobacterium_kansasii.
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