Atypical Mycobacteria

Groups of Atypical Mycobacteria are:

Gp 1 - Photochromogens
(KMSA-Kansas Medical School Association)

  • Kansasii
  • Marinum
  • Simiae
  • Asiaticum

Gp 2 - Scotochromogens
(SSG- Split Skin Graft)

  • Scrofulaceum
  • Szulgai
  • Gordonae

Gp 3 - Non photochromogens
(U go for the MAXimum)

  • Ulcerans
  • Malmoense
  • Avium intercellulare
  • Xenopi


Gp 4 - Rapid growers

(Vital CSF)

  • Vacae
  • Chelonae
  • Smegmatis
  • Fortuitum
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