Mycobacterium xenopi is a nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) whose clinical diagnosis and drug susceptibility studies are frequently hampered by poor in vitro growth. Extending the culture incubation time from 42 days (common-standard) to 56 days could improve the likelihood of diagnosis and provide strains for phenotypic drug susceptibility profiling of this poorly studied but clinically relevant mycobacterium.

Prolongation of incubation time improves clinical diagnosis of Mycobacterium xenopi infection and allows susceptibility testing of mycobacterial strains against multiple antibiotics

Cento, Valeria;
2020

Abstract

Mycobacterium xenopi is a nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) whose clinical diagnosis and drug susceptibility studies are frequently hampered by poor in vitro growth. Extending the culture incubation time from 42 days (common-standard) to 56 days could improve the likelihood of diagnosis and provide strains for phenotypic drug susceptibility profiling of this poorly studied but clinically relevant mycobacterium.
In vitro drug susceptibility assay
Mycobacterial culture
Mycobacteriosis
Mycobacterium xenopi diagnosis
Nontuberculous mycobacteria
Slowly-growing mycobacteria
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Humans
Nontuberculous Mycobacteria
Mycobacterium
Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous
Mycobacterium xenopi
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