Mycobacterium haemophilum and lymphadenitis in immunocompetent children, Israel

Yishai Haimi Cohen, Jacob Amir, Shai Ashkenazi, Tal Eidlitz-Markus, Zmira Samra, Lea Kaufmann, Avraham Zeharia

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The database of a major microbiology laboratory in Israel was searched to determine the prevalence of nontuberculous mycobacterial lymphadenitis in immunocompetent children. We observed a 4-fold increase in nontuberculous mycobacteria isolates during 1985-2006, which was attributable mainly to increased detection of Mycobacterium haemophilum starting in 1996.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1437-1439
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes


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