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Mycobacterium scrofulaceum

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Bacteria - Gram Indeterminate
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  4. Mycobacterium scrofulaceum
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  • Mycobacterium scrofulaceum
    • Acid fast rods
      • All mycobacterium are gram + acid fast rods
    • Commonly found in/around environmental water sources (e.g. ponds, lakes)
    • Causes scrofula mainly in children
      • lymphadenitis (usually cervical)