Mycobacterium bovis

Innately resistant to pyrazinamide, a drug usually included in treatment of initial phase of tuberculosis.

In developed countries Pasteurization and cattle inspection have resulted in a decline in the incidence of M bovis infections.

Major cause of infections and morbidity in developing countries.

Pediatric patients usually present with cervical lymph node or abdominal involvement reflecting that an oral portal of entry exists rather than a respiratory route.

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