Atypical Mycobacteria is a species of mycobacteria that causes different infections in living beings. Atypical Mycobacteria causes diseases of different types like soft tissue disease, disseminated disease and pulmonary diseases etc. Some atypical mycobacteria includes Mycobacterium chelonae, Mycobacterium fortuitum, Mycobacterium abscessus and Mycobacterium kansasii.
Atypical mycobacteria are diagnosed on culture of tissue. Specific conditions are required, such as cool temperature, so the laboratory must be informed of the clinician's suspicion of this diagnosis. The infections have specific pathological features on skin biopsy.
Other diagnostic tools used include radiographic imaging studies and more recently, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing on swabs of ulcers or tissue biopsies.
Related Journals of Atypical mycobacteria
Mycobacterial Diseases Journal, Applied Microbiology: open access, Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology, Journal of Infectious Diseases and Diagnosis, Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine, Atypical Mycobacterial disease, Atypical Mycobacterial Diseases Medication, Mycobacterial Diseases Journals, Nontuberculous mycobacterium infection