Camel tuberculosis--a case report

Trop Anim Health Prod. 2006 Apr;38(3):207-13. doi: 10.1007/s11250-006-4366-8.


An adult male dromedary bull was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis (Tb). The dromedary was severely emaciated and died 2 months after the onset of the disease. It exhibited typical Tb lesions in both lungs and lung lymph nodes. A guinea pig inoculated with lung tissue from theTb camel died after 3 weeks from typical Tb. Mycobacteria were isolated from the dromedary's lung and lung lymph nodes and also from different organs of the guinea pig. The microorganism was identified as member of the antelope clade of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biological Assay
  • Camelus / microbiology*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Male
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis / isolation & purification*
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis / pathogenicity
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / diagnosis
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / veterinary*