Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Respiratory Tract Infections, Eastern Asia
Sami Simons , Jakko van Ingen, Po-Ren Hsueh, Nguyen Van Hung, P.N. Richard Dekhuijzen, Martin J. Boeree, and Dick van Soolingen
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (S. Simons, J. van Ingen, P.N.R. Dekhuijzen, M.J. Boeree); National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM),; Bilthoven, the Netherlands (J. van Ingen, D. van Soolingen); National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (P.-R. Hsueh); National Hospital of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, Hanoi, Vietnam (N.V. Hung)
Figure 3. Clinical relevance of pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) isolates, Asia, 1971–2007. Relevance per species was defined as percentage of patients with pulmonary NTM isolates meeting the American Thoracic Society criteria. Species reported infrequently, i.e., <5×, are not shown. Data from (6,16,17,21,23,25,29,32,33).
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