Journal article

Feline mycobacterial disease in northern California: Epidemiology, clinical features, and antimicrobial susceptibility

Matthew JL Munro, Barbara A Byrne, Jane E Sykes

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Mycobacterial infections in cats are challenging to treat and incompletely described. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To describe the features of mycobacterial infections in cats from northern California. ANIMALS: Nineteen cats, all with nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections; 4 with Mycobacterium avium infection, 15 with rapid-growing mycobacterial (RGM) infection. METHODS: Retrospective study. Cases with positive mycobacterial culture, species identification, and susceptibility testing were included. Descriptive statistics were used. Fisher's exact test and Mann-Whitney U test were used for comparisons between M avium and RGM infections (P ≤ .05). RESULTS: Rapid-growing mycobacte..

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