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Definition of Mycobacterium Fortuitum

  1. Mycobacterium fortuitum is the organism associated with the Watsonville bacterial infection outbreak in 2000. M. fortuitum in particular lives in municipal drinking water, in dirt, and on dust particles. Scien­tists call it a “rapid-growth” bacterium because it grows relatively quickly compared to other mycobacteria in laboratory conditions.


Added to the Nail Glossary on November 14, 2016

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