Identification of Mycobacterium avium Complex Isolated in Eastern and Central Japan by Using DNA Probes.

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Author(s)

    • WATANABE AKIRA
    • Department of Respiratory Medicine, Division of Cancer Control, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University
    • KIKUCHI HIROAKI
    • Department of Respiratory Medicine, Division of Cancer Control, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University
    • SHOJI SATORU
    • Department of Respiratory Medicine, Division of Cancer Control, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University
    • NUKIWA TOSHIHIRO
    • Department of Respiratory Medicine, Division of Cancer Control, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University
    • YOSHIDA TSUKASA
    • Department of Respiratory Diseases, Iwate Prefectural Central Hospital
    • OIZUMI KOTARO
    • The First Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Kurume University

Abstract

WATANABE, A., KIKUCHI, H., SHOJI, S., NUKIWA, T., MOTOMIYA, M., YOSHIDA, T., TAKIZAWA, S. and OIZUMI, K. <i>Identification of Mycobacterium avium Complex</i> <i>Isolated in Eastern and Central Japan by Using DNA Probes</i>. Tohoku J. Exp. Med., 1995, <b>175</b> (2), 139-142-An attempt was made to identify <i>Mycobacterium</i> <i>avium</i> and <i>Mycobacterium intracellulare</i> in the <i>M. avium intracellulare</i> complex (MAC) isolatad in the Tohoku (38 strains) and Tokai (30 strains) districts of Japan by using DNA probes which are specific for <i>M. avium, M. intracellulare</i> and <i>M.</i> <i>tuberculosis</i> complex, respectively. The incidence of <i>M. avium</i> infection (82%) by far exceeded that of <i>M. intracellulare</i> infection in the Tohoku district of eastern Japan. In the Tokai district of central Japan, the incidence of <i>M. avium</i> infection (57%) were slightly larger than that of <i>M. intracellulare</i> infection. Five of 68 strains showed a positive reaction with two different DNA probes. Thus a possibility of mixed infection could not be ruled out, because reference strains showed a positive reaction with only one species-specific DNA probe.

Journal

  • The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine

    The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine 175(2), 139-142, 1995

    Tohoku University Medical Press

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130003494764
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0040-8727
  • Data Source
    J-STAGE 
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