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Mycobacterium africanum--review of an important cause of human tuberculosis in West Africa

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dc.contributor.author de Jong, B. C.
dc.contributor.author Antonio, M.
dc.contributor.author Gagneux, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-27T09:37:15Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-27T09:37:15Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.issn 1935-2727
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0000744
dc.identifier.other ITG-M1A
dc.identifier.other MICRO
dc.identifier.other U-MYCOB
dc.identifier.other JIF
dc.identifier.other DOI
dc.identifier.other FTA
dc.identifier.other Abstract
dc.identifier.other Electronic
dc.identifier.other UPD26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/6322
dc.description.abstract Mycobacterium africanum consists of two phylogenetically distinct lineages within the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, known as M. africanum West African 1 and M. africanum West African 2. These lineages are restricted to West Africa, where they cause up to half of human pulmonary tuberculosis. In this review we discuss the definition of M. africanum, describe the prevalence and restricted geographical distribution of M. africanum West African 1 and 2, review the occurrence of M. africanum in animals, and summarize the phenotypic differences described thus far between M. africanum and M. tuberculosis sensu stricto en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Bacterial diseases en
dc.subject Pulmonary en
dc.subject Tuberculosis en
dc.subject Mycobacterium africanum en
dc.subject Mycobacterium tuberculosis en
dc.subject Prevalence en
dc.subject Epidemiology en
dc.subject Phylogeny en
dc.subject Case definition en
dc.subject Nomenclature en
dc.subject Geographical distribution en
dc.subject Occurrence en
dc.subject Phenotypes en
dc.subject Clinical manifestations en
dc.subject Review of the literature en
dc.title Mycobacterium africanum--review of an important cause of human tuberculosis in West Africa en
dc.type Article-E en
dc.citation.issue 9 en
dc.citation.jtitle PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases en
dc.citation.volume 4 en
dc.citation.pages e744 en
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20927191
dc.citation.jabbreviation PLoS Negl Trop Dis en


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