Simultaneous detection of Mycobacterium bovis and M. tuberculosis in an apparentlyimmunocompetent patient
Bar-Gal, Gila Kahila
Greenblatt, Charles L.
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Mycobacterium tuberculosis remains the main cause of human tuberculosis (TB), with an unknown proportion of cases caused by M. bovis. Here we describe a case of pulmonary TB caused by mixed infection as studied from sequential sputum sampling and isolation of M. tuberculosis and M. bovis using a reverse dot blot (RDB) assay.