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Volume 17, Number 3—March 2011

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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)

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Table 3

Clinical and radiographic characteristics for patients with pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacteria infections in Asia, 1971–2007*

Characteristic No. (%) patients
Concurrent conditions, n = 689
Malignancy, hematologic or solid 79 (11)
Gastrointestinal disease 40 (6)
HIV infection, n = 280 tested 15 (5)
Chronic corticosteroid treatment 18 (3)
Diabetes mellitus 18 (3)
Renal disease
13 (2)
Previous lung disease, n = 689
Tuberculosis 252 (37)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 62 (9)
Bronchiectasis
47 (7)
Clinical signs, n = 268
Chronic cough 255 (95)
Hemoptysis 82 (31)
Fever 47 (18)
Weight loss
40 (15)
Radiographic findings, n = 1,044
Cavitation 405 (39)
Nodular 559 (54)
Bronchiectasis 461 (44)

*Data from (10,12,1416,20,21,2325,2730,33).

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