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Mycobacterium ulcerans

Mycobacterium ulcerans is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Slow-growing mycobacterium that grows best in vitro at 28 to 33º C.
  • May require 6-12 wks to grow in laboratory.
  • Notify lab if suspicious, should prompt addition of egg yolk or reduced oxygen tension to enhance recovery.
  • Aquatic insects may be a vector for M. ulcerans, and some fish may be passive reservoirs.

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Last updated: April 5, 2016

Citation

Auwaerter, Paul. "Mycobacterium Ulcerans." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2016. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540371/all/Mycobacterium_ulcerans.
Auwaerter P. Mycobacterium ulcerans. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2016. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540371/all/Mycobacterium_ulcerans. Accessed April 23, 2019.
Auwaerter, P. (2016). Mycobacterium ulcerans. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540371/all/Mycobacterium_ulcerans
Auwaerter P. Mycobacterium Ulcerans [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2016. [cited 2019 April 23]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540371/all/Mycobacterium_ulcerans.
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