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Volume 18, Number 10—October 2012

Research

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Household Plumbing as Possible Cause of Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Wellington S. Tichenor1Comments to Author , Jennifer Thurlow1, Steven McNulty, Barbara A. Brown-Elliott, Richard J. Wallace, and Joseph O. Falkinham
Author affiliations: The Center for Allergy, Asthma and Sinusitis, New York, New York, USA (W.S. Tichenor, J. Thurlow); New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York (W.S. Tichenor); University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler, Texas, USA (S. NcNulty, B.A. Brown-Elliott, R.J. Wallace, Jr.); Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA (J.O. Falkinham III)

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Figure 1

rep-PCR fingerprint patterns of patient and household isolates, New York, New York, USA, 2001-2011. Lane 1, 100-bp ladder; lane 2, patient no. 5 Mycobacterium avium isolate AG-P-1; lane 3, patient no. 5 household filter M. avium isolate AG-F-2–0-2; lane 4, patient no. 5 household filter M. avium isolate AG-F-2-I-1; lane 5, patient no. 6 M. abscessus-chelonae complex (MAC-X) isolate GG-P-1; lane 6, patient no. 6 household swab M. chimaera isolate GG-Sw-9–1; lane 7, patient no. 8 M. avium isolate

Figure 1. . . . rep-PCR fingerprint patterns of patient and household isolates, New York, New York, USA, 2001-2011. Lane 1, 100-bp ladder; lane 2, patient no. 5 Mycobacterium avium isolate AG-P-1; lane 3, patient no. 5 household filter M. avium isolate AG-F-2–0-2; lane 4, patient no. 5 household filter M. avium isolate AG-F-2-I-1; lane 5, patient no. 6 M. avium complex “X” cluster (MAC-X) isolate GG-P-1; lane 6, patient no. 6 household swab M. chimaera isolate GG-Sw-9–1; lane 7, patient no. 8 M. avium isolate GW-P-1; lane 8, patient no. 8 household water M. avium isolate GW-W-1–1; lane 9, patient no. 8 household swab M avium isolate GW-Sw-7–2; lane 10, patient no. 2 M. avium isolate BB-P-1; lane 11, patient no. 2 household water M. avium isolate BB-W-4–5; lane 12, 100-bp ladder.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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