Volume 17, Number 3—March 2011
Nontuberculous Mycobacteria from Household Plumbing of Patients with Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Disease
|No. households sampled||37†|
|Households with NTM||22/37 (59)|
| Households with >1 NTM species
|Total no. samples collected||394|
|Samples with NTM||109/394 (28)|
| Samples with >1 NTM species
|Households with NTM of same species as patient||17/37 (46)|
|Household and patient NTM share same fingerprint||7/17 (41)|
* Values are no. positive results/no. samples in category (%) except as indicated. NTM, nontuberculous mycobacteria.
†Six patients had 2 residences and submitted samples from each.