Talk:Mycobacterium tuberculosis

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Epidemiology Section?[edit]

Does anyone want to make an epidemiology section for this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:07, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

This article is about the bacterium not the disease.--Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 02:12, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Gram status of Mycobacteria[edit]

While it seems odd, members of the genus Mycobacterium are classified as Gram-positive bacteria. I've added an explicit reference to the page (Sherris' Medical Micro), but for online sources, see here, or here, or here, or even at PMID 14597624.

There has been some recent discussion about this G+ve vs. G-ve classification (see PMID 12356459 for an example), but at this point the balance of evidence is still in the Gram +ve camp. -- MarcoTolo 01:34, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

I would like to make the suggestion that Mycobacteria are neither Gram negative nor Gram positive (under the heading: Physiology); due to their response to the Gram stain technique. I believe that they should be referred to as acid-fast only. My reference also acknowledges that they stain weakly positive with the Gram stain. I refer to Kumar: Robbins and Cotran: Pathologic Basis of Disease, 7th ed., (2005) Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier. (Online edition). Tewn 13:02, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Too obscure[edit]

Phosphatidylmyo-inositol mannosides, any idea on what to do with this? FullMetal Falcon 15:26, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

vote to place wpmed template[edit]

I am starting a vote to determine whether MTB should have wpmed templateplaced on it, but I guess I need to sign in to do that. One second... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:54, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

  • Yes, place wpmed template on this article. It is important for physicians and medical students to learn about the pathogen and virulence factors that cause TB. Tkjazzer (talk) 02:56, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Maybe. WPMED is currently trying to refine the criteria for pathogens (which are not, technically, the diseases, and the project is focused on diseases, not causes). For now, since the article contains information about diagnosis, I think it's reasonable. However, you should probably read WP:WikiProject Council/Guide#Article_tagging: article editors cannot force a project to support any article over the objections of the project. Consequently, a vote is irrelevant, and you'd be better off reading [[ the project's advice on this subject. WhatamIdoing (talk) 18:03, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm not saying they HAVE to monitor the article. I'm saying tag it and maybe someone will stumble back to wp:med who wouldn't without the tag. -tk


I wonder why the taxobox color is not automatically set if the color attribute is removed. It should be.


This is probably the most migitating description of tuberculosis I have come across in a while. Only mild bone-pain yes? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:10, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Tuberculosis Necrotizing Toxin discovery[edit]

  • Someone with a better biology background than me can judge if this news report is significant or should be incorporated into this article. In any case, the illustration is a bit silly. --Dystopos (talk) 15:06, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

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