M. GLENN KOENIG, M.D.; ROBERT D. COLLINS, M.D.; ROBERT M. HEYSSEL, M.D.
In the last decade, disease produced by mycobacteria other than Mycobacterium tuberculosis or Mycobacterium leprae has been recognized as an increasing problem. Since Runyon's (1, 2) separation of these "unclassified" or "atypical" mycobacteria into four groups, it has become clear that most overt human disease produced by these microorganisms has been caused by strains belonging to Group I (photochromogens or Mycobacterium kansaii) and Group III (Battey bacilli or nonphotochromogens) (2-6).
Group III, Battey type mycobacteria, have been recognized as causing pulmonary disease for at least 12 years (7, 8), and infection with these microorganisms is common in individuals residing in
KOENIG MG, COLLINS RD, HEYSSEL RM. Disseminated Mycobacteriosis Caused by Battey Type Mycobacteria. Ann Intern Med. ;64:145–154. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-1-145
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(1):145-154.
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