Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

Volume 16, Number 10—October 2010

CME ACTIVITY

Changing Epidemiology of Pulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Infections

Rachel M. ThomsonComments to Author  and on behalf of the NTM working group at the Queensland TB Control CentreQueensland Mycobacterial Reference Laboratory
Author affiliation: Author affiliation: Queensland Tuberculosis Control Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Main Article

Table 2

Significance of nontuberculous mycobacteria isolates as notified, Queensland, Australia, 1999 and 2005*

Nontuberculous mycobacteria isolates 1999
2005
No. (%) isolates Rate/100,000 population No. (%) isolates Rate/100,000 population
Pulmonary
Significant 77 (20.2) 2.2 130 (26.6) 3.25
Under evaluation 1 (0.26) 0.03 52 (10.6) 1.3
Not significant
304 (79.6)
8.7

306 (62.7)
7.65
Extrapulmonary
Significant 106 (78.5) 2.65 98 (68.5) 2.45
Under evaluation 0 4 (2.8)
Not significant 29 (21.5) 0.83 41 (28.7) 1.03

*–, not applicable.

Main Article

TOP