Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to site content
CDC Home

Volume 17, Number 3—March 2011


Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Respiratory Tract Infections, Eastern Asia

Sami SimonsComments to Author , 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)

Main Article

Table 1

Nontuberculous mycobacteria isolated in Asia, 1971–2007*

Species Before 1990
(n = 1,205)† After 1990
(n = 7,614)†
Mycobacterium abscessus X
M. aichiense X
M. asiaticum X
M. avium complex X X
M. celatum X
M. chelonae X X
M. flavescens X X
M. fortuitum X X
M. gastri X X
M. gordonae X X
M hemophilum X
M. kansasii X X
M. malmoense X
M. marinum X X
M. neoarum X
M. parafortuitum X
M. phlei X X
M. scrofulaceum X X
M. simiae X X
M. smegmatis X X
M. szulgai X X
M. terrae X X
M. tokaiense X
M. triviale X X
M. thermophilum X
M. thermoresistibile X
M. ulcerans X
M. vaccae X X
M. xenopi X X

*Data derived from references 4–33. X, isolated; –, not isolated.
†Proportions of identification methods used (biochemical:molecular) 6:1 before 1990, 5:8 after 1990.

Main Article

Top of Page The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO