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Volume 18, Number 3—March 2012

Letter

Prevalence of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Infection, China, 2004–2009

Hui Jing, Haiying Wang, Yan Wang, Yunfeng Deng, Xinxin Li, Zhimin Liu, Edward A. Graviss, and Xin MaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Shandong Provincial Chest Hospital, Jinan, People’s Republic of China (H. Jing, H. Wang, Y. Wang, Y. Deng, X. Li, Z. Liu, X. Ma); The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, Texas, USA (E.A. Graviss, X. Ma)

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Species and drug-resistance profiles of 64 nontuberculous mycobacteria strains, Shandong Province, People’s Republic of China, 2004–2009

Mycobacterium species Resistant strains, no. (%)
Total Isoniazid Rifampin Ethambutol Streptomycin
M. intracellulare 52 (81.2) 52 (100) 40 (76.9) 27 (51.9) 51 (98.1)
M. kansasii 5 (7.8) 5 (100) 3 (60.0) 0 5 (100)
M. fortuitum 3 (4.7) 3 (100) 3 (100) 2 (66.7) 3 (100)
M. chelonae 2 (3.1) 2 (100) 2 (100) 2 (100) 2 (100)
M. gordonae 1 (1.6) 1 (100) 1 (100) 1 (100) 1 (100)
M. scrofulaceum 1 (1.6) 1 (100) 0 1 (100) 1 (100)
Total 64 (100) 64 (100) 50 (78.1) 33 (51.6) 63 (98.4)

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