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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Sep;74(1):98-100. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2012.05.035. Epub 2012 Jul 15.

Patients with nontuberculous mycobacteria: comparison of updated and previous diagnostic criteria for lung disease.

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Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA. mcnelley@ohsu.edu

Abstract

We classified patients with respiratory nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) isolates using updated (2007) and previous (1997) American Thoracic Society/Infectious Diseases Society of America criteria for NTM lung disease. We found that a greater proportion of such patients have disease using updated criteria due to improved sensitivity of the microbiologic component of the disease definition.

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