DAVID J. DAWSON, B. APP. SC.
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To the editor: Davis and associates (1) have reported the first case identified in the United States of infection with Mycobacterium haemophilum, a recently recognized pathogen that requires special media for primary cultivation. It was first isolated from subcutaneous granulomata of an immunosuppressed Israeli woman. When discussing additional published cases (all from Australia), Davis and associates cited reports by Walder and associates (2) and Abbott and Smith (3). I wish to inform readers that the case described by Walder and associates is the same as that mentioned in the paper by Abbott and Smith. Unfortunately, Abbott and Smith did not
DAWSON DJ. Infections with Mycobacterium haemophilum. Ann Intern Med. ;98:561. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-4-561_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(4):561.
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