Epidemic pulmonary infection associated with Mycobacterium xenopi indigenous in sewage-sludge.

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Source
Acta Microbiol Acad Sci Hung. 1982;29(4):263-6
Publication Type
Article
Date
1982
Author
I. Szabó
K K Kiss
I. Várnai
Source
Acta Microbiol Acad Sci Hung. 1982;29(4):263-6
Date
1982
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Air Microbiology
Disease Outbreaks - epidemiology
Fertilizers
Humans
Hungary
Mycobacterium - isolation & purification
Mycobacterium Infections - epidemiology
Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous - epidemiology - etiology
Nontuberculous Mycobacteria - isolation & purification
Sewage
Soil Microbiology
Waste Disposal, Fluid
Abstract
Mycobacterium xenopi was isolated from the sputum of 21 patients with clinical signs of pulmonary disease and of 52 asymptomatic subjects living in the environment of a sludge pool. M. xenopi was cultured in high numbers from sludge samples. The infections were assumed to occur partly via dry sludge particles scattered by the wind in summer, and partly by sludge used as fertilizer.
PubMed ID
6308968 View in PubMed
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