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Mycobacterium abscessus is emerging as an important pathogen in chronic lung diseases, with concern regarding patient-to-patient transmission. The recent introduction of routine whole-genome sequencing (WGS) as a replacement for existing reference techniques in England provides an opportunity to characterize the genetic determinants of resistance.

Original publication

DOI

10.1128/aac.01204-18

Type

Journal article

Journal

Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Publisher

American Society for Microbiology

Publication Date

01/2019

Volume

63