Characterisation of mycobacterium isolated from cases of tuberculosis ın humans ın Sokoto State, Nigeria

  • HS Garba Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto
  • H Ahmed Department of Microbiology Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
  • M Galadima Department of Microbiology Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
Keywords: Mycobacterium, tuberculosis, atypical, extra-pulmonary


A study was conducted to determine the species of Mycobacterium involved in cases of human tuberculosis in Sokoto State, Nigeria. Specimens from 39 of the 106 samples collected yielded Mycobacterium on Loweinstein-Jensen media and were characterized. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was isolated from 27(69.23%) mostly from cases of pulmonary tuberculosis while M. Bovis and atypical mycobacterium in 8(20.51%) and 4(10.23%) respectively principally from cases of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis. These are significant findings to be considered in planning epidemiological studies and tuberculosis control in this and other regions of the country.
Key Words: Mycobacterium, tuberculosis, atypical, extra-pulmonary
Nigerian Veterinary Journal Vol.25(1) 2004: 30-34

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