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A 25-year-old man known to have AIDS experiences a gradual onset of malaise and anorexia, proceeding within a few weeks to photophobia, impaired consciousness, and oculofacial palsy. An acid-fast bacterium with trehalose-6,6-dimycolate is isolateD. The identity of this organism is which of the following?



A Mycobacterium fortuitum-chelonei

B Mycobacterium kansasii

C Mycobacterium marinum

D Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Ans. D Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Mycobacterium tuberculosis commonly has the trehalose dimyco-late factor. It is called the cord factor.

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