Mycobacterium bovis versus Mycobacterium tuberculosis as a cause of acute cervical lymphadenitis without pulmonary disease

Loren Yellin, Glenn J. Fennelly

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

10 Scopus citations

Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis remains a common disease of cattle in countries such as Mexico. Children eating unpasteurized dairy products from Mexican cattle can develop Mycobacterium bovis cervical lymphadenitis. However, the bovine mycobacterium can be misdiagnosed as Mycobacterium tuberculosis based on standard laboratory testing. Accurate speciation is important for selection of the preferred antibiotic regimen for treatment of Mycobacterium bovis infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)590-591
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

Keywords

  • Bovine tuberculosis
  • Cervical adenitis
  • Scrofula

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Mycobacterium bovis versus Mycobacterium tuberculosis as a cause of acute cervical lymphadenitis without pulmonary disease'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this