Example sentences for: acid-fast

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  • Between March 1993 and March 1995, 18 to 50 year old HIV-infected patients with initial episodes of sputum acid-fast bacilli (AFB) smear-positive, culture-confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis were enrolled at the National Tuberculosis Treatment Center, Kampala, Uganda in a prospective cohort study.

  • The frequency of acid-fast bacilli (AFB) smear in culture-positive MTB and MAC respiratory infection is listed in Table 5. Multiple episodes of pulmonary mycobacterial infections were diagnosed in 11 patients during the 3-year study: 3 episodes of pulmonary tuberculosis in 1 patient and 2 episodes in 3 patients; 5 episodes of pulmonary MAC in 2 patients, 3 in 1 patient, and 2 in 3 patients; and 2 episodes of pulmonary M kansasii in 1 patient.

  • Study subjects who were acid-fast bacilli sputum smear and culture negative at the one-year follow-up sputum examination were considered cured.

  • Mycobacteria are Gram-positive, acid-fast, pleomorphic, non-motile rods belonging to the order Actinomycetales.


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