volume 76, issue 3, P245-250 2007
DOI: 10.5025/hansen.76.245
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Abstract: Although Mycobacterium shinshuense and M. leprae infections are relatively rare in the fields of dermatology, an early diagnosis is one of the important prognostic factors of these infections. Applications of the genetical examinations such as PCR and 16S rDNA sequencing are helpful in early diagnosis with culture nagative cases. Short target PCR tests are available to detect DNA of M. shinshuense or M. leprae from clinical specimens including formalin fixed-paraffin embedded samples. A partial 16s rDNA sequen…

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