Mycobacterial Infections

  • Ralph H. Hruban
  • Grover M. Hutchins

Abstract

Mycobacteria cause a variety of diseases in man. Diseases caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis are among the oldest of the life-threatening infectious diseases known, but it was only in the 1950s that the nontuberculous mycobacteria were recognized to be pathogenic in humans. Although tuberculous and nontuberculous mycobacterial diseases differ in many important respects, both are undergoing an unprecedented resurgence in their numbers, in large part as a result of the current epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Keywords

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Mycobacterium Avium Mycobacterial Infection Nontuberculous Mycobacterium 
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