WHAT IS IT?
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) is a mycobacterium. These organisms (like all mycobacteria) are acid-fast organisms (and show up as pink rods).
Löwenstein-Jensen agar is used to culture this pathogen.
Mycelia acid is in the cell wall of these pathogens and prevents phagocytosis.
Inhalation of aeriosoloized Mycobacterium tuberculosis
**TB is often resistant to multiple drugs**
Medications for treating: Rifampin, Isoniazid, Pyrazinamide, Ethambutol
OTHER HY FACTS
Reactivation of TB has a tendency to occur at the apices of the ling because this is where there is the highest PO2.
This pathogen causes necrosis of tissues.
Page Updated: 07.12.2016