Misidentification and diagnostic delay Caused by a false-positive amplified Mycobacterium tuberculosis direct test in an immunocompetent patient with a Mycobacterium celatum infection

J H Tjhie, A F van Belle, M Dessens-Kroon, D van Soolingen
Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2001, 39 (6): 2311-2
The Gen-Probe amplified Mycobacterium tuberculosis direct test can give discrepant results directly in respiratory or cultured samples from patients infected with Mycobacterium celatum, leading to inappropriate therapy for, in our case, an immunocompetent patient.

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