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not easily decolorized by acid solutions

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Sputum acid-fast bacillus (AFB) tests were negative.
On the basis of phenotypic and genotypic data, we consider the unknown acid-fast bacillus to represent a novel species of the genus Mycobacterium, for which the name M.
Brain biopsy should be sent for acid-fast bacillus smear and culture, and possibly for Mycobacterium tuberculosis polymerase chain reaction, in any patient with granulomatous changes seen on pathologic examination.
Guidelines proposed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) include a 24-hour TAT from receipt of the specimen to reporting results for the acid-fast bacillus (AFB) smear, 14 days for detection of growth, 21 days for identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and 28 days for susceptibility testing.