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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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Frequently isolated nontuberculous mycobacteria, Taiwan

Bacterial species Year, no. isolates/no. patients (% isolates/% patients)
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Mycobacterium avium complex 102/50
(28.5/25.3) 38/23
(10.1/10.1) 244/134
(28.7/27.6) 328/154
(36.7/38.3) 340/158
(25.6/23.2) 449/246
(40.1/44.7) 314/199
(32.7/34.6) 375/242
(26.3/33.8) 571/309
(29.7/32.1)
Mycobacterium abscessus
60/36
(16.8/18.2)
94/51
(24.9/23.3)
123/69
(14.6/14.2)
139/63
(15.6/15.6)
163/85
(12.3/12.5)
181/91
(16.5/16.5)
199/98
(20.7/17.0)
250/140
(16.9/19.6)
400/191
(20.8/19.8)
Total 358/198 378/219 841/485 893/402 1,327/679 1,098/550 961/575 1,424/716 1,924/962

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