acid-fast

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not easily decolorized by acid solutions

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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.
If requested by the submitting physician, specimens were forwarded to the nearby Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-affiliated National Tuberculosis Laboratory for acid-fast bacillus (AFB) smear examination only.
Diagnosis is difficult because cerebrospinal fluid findings are nonspecific, and acid-fast bacillus smears are frequently negative.
The positive yield of an acid-fast bacillus smear and mycobacterial culture of pleural effusion or ascites could have been enhanced with centrifugation of 1 L of peritoneal fluid before conducting the test.
8) If a decision is made to observe a patient (due to minimal symptoms, a belief that the treatment seems worse than the disease, or major medical problems), lifelong monitoring of sputum specimens for acid-fast bacillus analysis as well as follow-up chest x-rays and/or CT scans are recommended, as MAC disease will likely progress at some point.