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A case simulating pulmonary tuberculosis, due to a chromogenic acid-fast “saprophyte,” is reported. The occurrence, also, of m in the sputum is in the sputum is believed to have resulted from a superinfection. The relationship of the acid-fast bacillus isolated to similar strains of acid-fast “saprophytes,” and the rôle of these organisms in pulmonary infections, are discussed.
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Received: February 14, 1956
© 1956 Baillière, Tindall & Cox, Ltd. Published by Elsevier Inc.