Pulmonary Tuberculosis due to Mycobacterium bovis subsp. caprae in Captive Siberian Tiger

Ákos Lantos, Stefan Niemann, László Mezõsi, Endre Sós, Károly Erdélyi, Sándor Dávid, Linda M. Parsons, Tanja Kubica, Sabine Rüsch-Gerdes, Ákos Somoskövi

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Abstract

We report the first case of pulmonary tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium bovis subsp, caprae in a captive Siberian tiger, an endangered feline. The pathogen was isolated from a tracheal aspirate obtained by bronchoscopy. This procedure provided a reliable in vivo diagnostic method in conjunction with conventional and molecular tests for the detection of mycobacteria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1462-1464
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume9
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2003

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  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Lantos, Á., Niemann, S., Mezõsi, L., Sós, E., Erdélyi, K., Dávid, S., Parsons, L. M., Kubica, T., Rüsch-Gerdes, S., & Somoskövi, Á. (2003). Pulmonary Tuberculosis due to Mycobacterium bovis subsp. caprae in Captive Siberian Tiger. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 9(11), 1462-1464.