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Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis, 2000

Chapter 5
Diagnosis of TB


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  5. Butler WR, Kilburn JO. Identification of major slowly growing pathogenic mycobacteria and Mycobacterium gordonae by high-performance liquid chromatography of their mycolic acids. J Clin Microbiol 1988;26:50-53.


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