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April 1985

Short-Course Chemotherapy for Pulmonary Infection due to Mycobacterium bovis

Author Affiliations

From the Pulmonary/Allergy and Infectious Disease Divisions (Drs O'Donohue and Bedi) and the Departments of Internal Medicine and Medical Microbiology (Drs Bittner and Preheim), Creighton University School of Medicine, St Joseph Hospital, and the Omaha Veterans Administration Hospital, Omaha.

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(4):703-705. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360040135029

• Three residents of The Open Door Mission of Omaha developed pulmonary infections due to Mycobacterium bovis. All were alcoholics with malnutrition. The disease was most likely due to reactivation of a primary infection acquired at least 30 years earlier in the index case. Both of the secondary patients had been treated more than ten years previously for infections due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Supervised short-course chemotherapy was effective in treating the disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:703-705)