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Volume 16, Number 2—February 2010

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Increasing Incidence of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria, Taiwan, 2000–2008

Chih-Cheng Lai, Che-Kim Tan, Chien-Hong Chou, Hsiao-Leng Hsu, Chun-Hsing Liao, Yu-Tsung Huang, Chuan-Liang Kao, Kwen-Tay Luh, and Po-Ren HsuehComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Cardinal-Tien Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (C.-C. Lai); Chi-Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan (C.-K. Tan); National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei (C.-H. Chou, H.-L. Hsu, Y.-T. Huang, P.-C. Yang, K.-T. Luh, P.-R. Hsueh); and Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei (C.-H. Liao)

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Incidence data for clinical samples submitted for mycobacterial culture, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, January 2000–December 2008. A) Annual number and rate of isolates of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) (triangles) and Mycobacterium tuberculosis (circles). B) Annual incidence of isolates of NTM, M. avium complex (MAC), and rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM). C) Annual incidence of NTM disease, pulmonary disease, and extrapulmonary disease.

Figure. Incidence data for clinical samples submitted for mycobacterial culture, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, January 2000–December 2008. A) Annual number and rate of isolates of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) (triangles) and Mycobacterium tuberculosis (circles). B) Annual incidence of isolates of NTM, M. avium complex (MAC), and rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM). C) Annual incidence of NTM disease, pulmonary disease, and extrapulmonary disease.

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