Distribution of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria strains

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Gunaydin M., YANIK K., EROĞLU C., Sanic A., Ceyhan İ., Erturan Z., ...More

ANNALS OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND ANTIMICROBIALS, vol.12, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Aim: Mycobacteria other than tuberculosis (MOTT) cause increasingly serious infections especially in immunosuppressive patients by direct transmission from the environment or after colonization. However, identification of these species is difficult because of the cost and difficulties in defining to species level. Identification and distribution of these species can help clinician in the choice of treatment.