Understanding the process of Mycobacterium abscessus reinfection on host immunity
Mycobacterium abscessus is a bacterial pathogen emerging in humans. The bacterium is difficult to treat, and it results in increased mortality. The patient case rates of diseases associated with this bacterium are increasing. Mycobacterium abscessus pathogenesis is poorly understood which limits our understanding of M. abscessus. The bacterium is part of the diverse family of nontuberculous mycobacterial species (NTM), and it is classified as a member of rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM). These are environmental pathogens and they are found in tap water, showerheads, natural water sources, and ...
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