Mycobacterium scrofulaceum

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


Recognition of pigmented acid-fast organisms dates to the end of the last century. Although they had been found in human secretions, Pinner demonstrated that these organisms also might be recovered from taps and from scrapings from faucets. In his opinion, they were similar in bacteriological properties to mycobacteria isolated from dermal lesions of cows (see Chapter 1).


Atypical Mycobacterium Tanker Truck Dermal Lesion Miliary Disease Atypical Mycobacteriosis 
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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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