Mycobacterium chelonae-abscessus Complex Associated with Sinopulmonary Disease, Northeastern USA
Keith E. Simmon1 , Barbara A. Brown-Elliott1, Perry G. Ridge, Jacob D. Durtschi, Linda Bridge Mann, E. Susan Slechta, Arnold G. Steigerwalt, Benjamin D. Moser, Anne M. Whitney, June M. Brown, Karl V. Voelkerding, Karin L. McGowan, Anne F. Reilly, Thomas J. Kirn, W. Ray Butler, Paul H. Edelstein, Richard J. Wallace, and Cathy A. Petti
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Associated Regional and University Pathologists Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (K.E. Simmon, P.G. Ridge, J.D. Durtschi, E.S. Slechta, K.V. Voelkerding, C.A. Petti); University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler, Texas, USA (B.A. Brown-Elliott, L.B. Mann, R.J. Wallace, Jr.); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (A.G. Steigerwalt, B.D. Moser, A.M. Whitney, J.M. Brown, W.R. Butler); University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (K.V. Voelkerding, C.A. Petti); University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (K.F. McGowan, A.F. Reilly); Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA (T.J. Kirn); University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia (P.H. Edelstein)
Figure 1. Neighbor-joining tree of a 1,341-bp region of unique 16S rRNA gene sequences of 138 clinical isolates and reference strains of the Mycobacterium chelonae-abscessus complex. Branch support is recorded at nodes as a percentage of 1,000 bootstrap iterations. Clinical isolates are labeled by the identification, followed by the sequevar group and the number of isolates. Scale bar indicates nucleotide substitutions per site. CIP, Collection of Institute Pasteur; CCUG, Culture Collection, University of Göteborg, Sweden; CV, M. chelonae variant; ATCC, American Type Culture Collection.
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