Volume 13, Number 12—December 2007
Human and Animal Infections with Mycobacterium microti, Scotland
|Case-patient no.||Ref||Age, sex, country||Immune status||Infection site||Animal contact||Laboratory findings||Outcome|
|1||(8)||48 y, M, Germany||HIV positive||Lung||None||Llama type. Good growth in liquid medium. Poor on pyruvate. Drug susceptible. Curved bacilli.||Cured|
|2||(7,10)||39 y, M, the Netherlands||HIV positive||Lung; lymph nodes||House mice||Cultures negative; curved bacilli in sputum. Vole type on direct spoligotyping.||Cured after prolonged therapy†|
|3||(7)||12 y, M, the Netherlands||Renal transplant||Lung meninges||None||Vole type. Other details unavailable.||Cured|
|4||(7)||41 y, M, the Netherlands||Renal transplant||Peritoneal||Wild small rodents||Vole type. Other details unavailable.||Died despite therapy|
|5||(7)||34 y, M, the Netherlands||Normal||Lung||Lived in mobile home||Vole type. Other details unavailable.||Cured|
|6||(9)||53 y, M, Germany||Normal||Lung||None||Llama type. AFB film negative. Liquid culture better than pyruvate agar. No growth on normal egg media. Fully drug susceptible. Noncurved bacilli.||Cured|
|7||(9)||58 y, M, Germany||Diabetic||Lung||None||Vole type. Growth on liquid culture only (poor). Susceptibility not done. Noncurved bacilli.||Cured|
|8||(5)||Not known; England or Wales||Not known||Not known||Not known||Llama type.||Not known|
|9 to 12||(5)||Not known; England or Wales||Not known||Not known||Not known||Vole type.||Not known|
|13||(11)||69 y, sex not known, Germany||Normal||Abdominal/ miliary||Not known||Vole type. Primary culture in liquid. Subculture in solid agar.||Died, despite appropriate therapy|
*Ref, reference; M, male; AFB, acid-fast bacilli.
†Three household contacts were found to be tuberculin positive.