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Isolation of mycobacterium ulcerans from swab and fine-needle-aspiration specimens

Yeboah-Manu D., and Danso, E. and Ampah, K. and Asante-Poku A., and Nakobu, Z. and Pluschke, G.. (2011) Isolation of mycobacterium ulcerans from swab and fine-needle-aspiration specimens. Journal of clinical microbiology, Vol. 49, H. 5. pp. 1997-1999.

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Abstract

For cultivation of Mycobacterium ulcerans from clinical specimens, we optimized the release of bacteria from swabs, as well as decontamination and cultivation on supplemented medium. Nevertheless, the proportions of positive cultures, 41.7% (5/12) for fine-needle-aspiration (FNA) samples and 43.8% (49/112) for swab samples, were lower than those we have previously observed for excised tissue specimens
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology > Molecular Immunology (Pluschke)
UniBasel Contributors:Pluschke, Gerd
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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ISSN:1098-660X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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