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  1. Failure to recognize rapidly growing mycobacteria in a proficiency testing sample without specific request : A wider diagnostic problem ?

    Article - En anglais

    Fifty participants in the Swiss External Quality Control Program in Bacteriology/Mycology received a diagnostic sample containing Mycobacterium fortuitum.

    Only 31 used some sort of acid-fast stains, and 13 reported the diagnosis of M. fortuitum or rapidly growing mycobacteria.

    We conclude that the presence of'rapid growers'in routine bacteriology samples is underestimated, and that acid-fast stains should be performed on suspicious Gram-positive rods.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Mycobacterium fortuitum, Mycobacteriaceae, Mycobacteriales, Actinomycetes, Bactérie, Epidémiologie, Diagnostic différentiel, Bactériologie, Technique, Homme, Suisse, Europe

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mycobacterium fortuitum, Mycobacteriaceae, Mycobacteriales, Actinomycetes, Bacteria, Epidemiology, Differential diagnostic, Bacteriology, Technique, Human, Switzerland, Europe

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0414335

    Code Inist : 002B05B02P. Création : 25/01/1999.