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Volume 19, Number 7—July 2013

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Prevalence of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Cystic Fibrosis Clinics, United Kingdom, 2009

Paul SeddonComments to Author , Katy Fidler, Sundhya Raman, Hilary Wyatt, Gary Ruiz, Caroline Elston, Felicity Perrin, Khin Gyi, Diana Bilton, Francis Drobniewski, and Melanie Newport
Author affiliations: Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Brighton, UK (P. Seddon, K. Fidler); Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton (K. Fidler, S. Raman, M. Newport); Kings College Hospital, London, UK (H. Wyatt, G. Ruiz, C. Elston, F. Perrin); Royal Brompton Hospital, London (K. Gyi, D. Bilton); Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, London (F. Drobniewski)

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NTM isolation rate and screening frequency among adult and pediatric cystic fibrosis clinics, United Kingdom, 2009

CF clinic type No. clinics receiving/no. responding to survey (%) Total no. patients No. (%) clinics
Frequency of requesting NTM culture
With any NTM isolates in previous 2 y With >2 NTM isolates in previous 2 y
Adult 19/23 (83) 3,805 190 (5.0) 135 (3.6) Yearly: 15
Every 6 months: 1
Every 3 months 1





When clinically indicated: 2
Pediatric 24/29 (83) 3,317 110 (3.3) 74 (2.2) Yearly: 17
Every 6 months: 0
Every 3 months 0
When clinically indicated: 7

*NTM, nontuberculous mycobacteria.

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