Mycobacterium xenopi


  • Thermophilic, slow-growing mycobacteria.
    • Scotochromogenic
    • Optimal growth at 45ºC.
    • Generally considered of low virulence potential.
  • Reservoir: warmer fresh waters but also found in hot- and cold-water taps. Also, other environmental sources, including soil.

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Last updated: February 7, 2023