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Volume 17, Number 3—March 2011

Research

Mycobacterium lentiflavum in Drinking Water Supplies, Australia

Henry M. MarshallComments to Author , Robyn Carter, Matthew J. Torbey, Sharri Minion, Carla Tolson, Hanna E. Sidjabat, Flavia Huygens, Megan Hargreaves, and Rachel M. Thomson
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (H.M. Marshall); The Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane (R. Carter, M.J. Torbey, S. Minion, C. Tolson); University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, Brisbane (H.E. Sidjabat); Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane (F. Huygens, M. Hargreaves); Queensland Tuberculosis Control Centre, Brisbane (R.M. Thomson)

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Table 2

Characteristics of patients from whom Mycobacterium lentiflavum was isolated and source of isolate, Queensland, Australia, 2001–2008*

Characteristic No. patients Median age, y (range);
sex, M/F Source, no. isolates
Bronchial washing Sputum Wound swab/aspirate Other
Adults
Significant clinical illness 3 49 (42–85); 0/3 2 0 0 Blood, 1
Nonsignificant clinical illness 18 67 (22–88); 12/6 9 4 4 Blood, 1
Probable nonsignificant clinical illness 4 74 (59–81); 3/1 1 2 0 Ascites, 1
Nonsignificant clinical illness with MAC
7
66 (49–75); 4/3
0
7
0
0
Children
Significant clinical illness 1 1.6; 0/1 0 0 1 0
Nonsignificant clinical illness 3 12 (1.6–17); 1/2 0 2 1 0

*MAC, Mycobacterium avium complex.

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