Early lesions following aerosol infection of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) with Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain H37RV.
As part of a study to investigate early changes following exposure to aerosols of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), 10 rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) were infected with high (731 colony forming units [cfu]), medium (70 cfu) or low (7 cfu) doses of Mtb, and tissues were examined at 2 and 3 weeks post infection (wpi). Clinical disease was not observed. Results of advanced imaging and pathological findings were compared with respect to the delivered dose and time post infection. Magnetic reson...Expand abstract
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