Mycobacterium kansasii (Hauduroy)

  • John S. Chapman
Part of the Topics in Infectious Disease book series (CTID)


This organism was first fully described as a distinct mycobacterium by Hauduroy, and it is now fully accepted as a species.450 Bönicke’s amidase tests reveal enzymes effective only against urea and nicotinamide,33 a finding fully verified by others.162,366 A distinctive set of lipases,366 serotyping,167 and phage typing167 further establish the organism as a distinct species. For other bacteriological characteristics, see Table 2-1.


Chronic Granulomatous Disease Phage Typing167 Erythema Multiforme Mycobacterial Disease Miliary Tuberculosis 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • John S. Chapman
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  1. 1.University of Texas Southwestern Medical SchoolDallasUSA

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