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Volume 15, Number 10—October 2009


Nontuberculous Mycobacteria–associated Lung Disease in Hospitalized Persons, United States, 1998–2005

Megan E. Billinger, Kenneth N. Olivier, Cecile Viboud, Ruben Montes de Oca, Claudia Steiner, Steven M. Holland, and D. Rebecca PrevotsComments to Author 
Author affiliations: George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA (M.E. Billinger); National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA (K.N. Olivier, C. Viboud, R. Montes de Oca, S.M. Holland, D.R. Prevots); Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland, USA (C. Steiner)

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Table 3

Secondary diagnoses in hospitalizations in which non-AIDS pulmonary NTM is the primary diagnosis, HCUP-SID, USA, 1998–2005*

Secondary diagnosis Total no. % Pulmonary NTM as primary diagnosis
Cardiovascular conditions 2,441 47.4
COPD 1,724 33.5
Nutrition/hydration conditions 1,396 27.1
Bronchiectasis 769 14.9
Anemia 536 10.4
Pneumonia 467 9.1
Hemoptysis 438 8.5
Endocrine disorders 393 7.6
Postinflammatory pulmonary fibrosis 388 7.5
Esophageal reflux 295 5.7
Acute respiratory failure 184 3.6

*NTM, nontuberculous mycobacteria; HCUP, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project; SID, state inpatient databases; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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