An investigation by Dr Nick Sowden

Mycobacterium szulgai is a rarely isolated slow-growing nontuberculous mycobacterium that when positively cultured is considered to have pathological significance. Although current literature case reports exist as well as two separate retrospective analyses from Korea and The Netherlands, there is yet to be any published data investigating an Australian experience of this organism. The aim of this multi-centre, retrospective audit is to investigate the clinical significance, epidemiology, treatment and outcomes of Mycobacterium szulgai isolates.