"Mycobacterium tilburgii" is a nontuberculous mycobacterium that cannot be cultured by current techniques. It is described as causing disseminated disease in adults. We present the first cases of disseminated disease in 2 immunocompromised children. This paper stresses the importance of molecular techniques for correct mycobacterial identification and guidance to immunological diagnosis. Copyright

doi.org/10.1128/JCM.05460-11, hdl.handle.net/1765/33206
Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Hartwig, N., Warris, A., van de Vosse, E., van der Zanden, A., Schülin-Casonato, T., van Ingen, J., & van Hest, R. (2011). "Mycobacterium tilburgii" infection in two immunocompromised children: Importance of molecular tools in culture-negative mycobacterial disease diagnosis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 49(12), 4409–4411. doi:10.1128/JCM.05460-11