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Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Jul;19(7):1128-30. doi: 10.3201/eid/1907.120615.

Prevalence of nontuberculous mycobacteria in cystic fibrosis clinics, United Kingdom, 2009.

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Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Brighton, UK. seddop@gmail.com

Abstract

Incidence of pulmonary infection with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is increasing among persons with cystic fibrosis (CF). We assessed prevalence and management in CF centers in the United Kingdom and found 5.0% of 3,805 adults and 3.3% of 3,317 children had recently been diagnosed with NTM. Of those, 44% of adults and 47% of children received treatment.

KEYWORDS:

Mycobacterium absessus complex; Mycobacterium avium complex; United Kingdom; bacteria; cystic fibrosis; nontuberculous mycobacteria; tuberculosis and other mycobacteria

PMID:
23764198
PMCID:
PMC3713964
DOI:
10.3201/eid/1907.120615
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