tubercle bacillus


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tubercle bacillus

n.
A rod-shaped aerobic bacterium (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that causes tuberculosis.

tubercle bacillus

n
(Animals) a rodlike Gram-positive bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, that causes tuberculosis: family Mycobacteriaceae

tu′bercle bacil`lus


n.
the bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, causing tuberculosis.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.tubercle bacillus - cause of tuberculosistubercle bacillus - cause of tuberculosis    
mycobacteria, mycobacterium - rod-shaped bacteria some saprophytic or causing diseases
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Primary infection involves first interaction with the tubercle bacillus whereas secondary tuberculosis develops in BCG immunized or people with history of primary TB infection and are sensitized to the mycobacterial antigens.
Granulomatous responses can be caused by several factors, the most common in India being the tubercle bacillus.
However, actual incidence numbers are crude estimates, as it was not until 24 March 1882--a year before the exhibition of La muerte de Girardot en Burbula--that Robert Koch identified the tubercle bacillus as the etiologic agent.
Part 2 - bacteriological medium for susceptibility testing for the Department of Clinical Microbiology -Pracowni tubercle bacillus.
Tuberculosis or tubercle bacillus (TB) is primarily a lung infection that is serious and often fatal most commonly found in the developing world in people with immunodeficiency from HIV, but is also found in the developed world.
Avian tubercle bacillus infection, with special reference to mammals and to man: Its reported association with Hodgkin's disease.
Foamy macrophages, seen as globi constitute an important reservoir used by the tubercle bacillus for long-term persistence within its human host20.
Microbiological examination showed a white blood cell count of 4400/mm3, the Mantoux screening test (PPD test) was negative, and the acid fast stain test of the sputum smear and tubercle bacillus culture were positive.
The disease is also called TB for tubercle bacillus, another name for the rod-shaped bacterium that causes the disease.
In: Tubercle bacillus and laboratory methods in tuberculosis, London: E & S.