Volume 15, Number 4—April 2009
Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis Infection in a Pet Parrot
|Origin of examined tissue samples||Mycobacteria detection
|Bone marrow||–||+ (1)||+||–||a|
|Musculus pectoralis||–||+ (34)||+||–||a|
*ZN, Ziehl-Neelsen microscopy of homogenate for acid-fast rods; RFLP, restriction fragment length polymorphism; –, not detected/negative; +, detected/positive.
†PCR for IS1245 and IS901 was carried out according to the method described in (7).
‡Culture examination performed as described by Matlova et al. (6); colony-forming units per isolation are shown in parentheses.
§Standardized IS1245 RFLP method was performed according to Van Soolingen et al. (8).