Mycobacterium triplex

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Mycobacterium triplex
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinomycetota
Class: Actinomycetia
Order: Mycobacteriales
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
M. triplex
Binomial name
Mycobacterium triplex
Floyd, et al. 1997[1]

Mycobacterium triplex is a species of Mycobacterium.[2] It is closely related to Mycobacterium genavense.[3]

It causes disease in immunocompromised patients.[4]

a) Chest X-ray image shows a reticular shadow in right upper lung b,c) high-resolution CT showed centrilobular micronodules in right upper lobe


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  2. Floyd, MM; Guthertz, LS; Silcox, VA; Duffey, PS; Jang, Y; Desmond, EP; Crawford, JT; Butler, WR (December 1996). "Characterization of an SAV organism and proposal of Mycobacterium triplex sp. nov". J. Clin. Microbiol. 34 (12): 2963–7. doi:10.1128/JCM.34.12.2963-2967.1996. PMC 229442. PMID 8940431.
  3. Tortoli, E (2005). "Mycobacterium florentinum sp. nov., isolated from humans". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 55 (3): 1101–1106. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.63485-0. PMID 15879240.
  4. Piersimoni C, Zitti P, Mazzarelli G, Mariottini A, Nista D, Zallocco D. Mycobacterium triplex pulmonary disease in immunocompetent host. Archived 2009-11-05 at the Wayback Machine Emerg Infect Dis. 2004 Oct.

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