Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 10th, 1997
"Clinicians must be aware that false-positive cultures for M. tuberculosis are not rare," researcher William J. Burman and colleagues wrote ("The Incidence of False-Positive Cultures for Mycobacterium tuberculosis," American Journal of Critical Care Medicine, January 1997;155:321-326).
"A clinical axiom is that M. tuberculosis is one of the few organisms whose presence in culture is always indicative of infection. Although it is true that M....
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