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Volume 5, Number 3—June 1999

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Emergence of a Unique Group of Necrotizing Mycobacterial Diseases

Karen M. Dobos*†, Frederick D. Quinn†, David A. Ashford†, C. Robert Horsburgh*, and C. Harold King*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 2

Laboratory-confirmed cases of Mycobacterium haemophilum in the five regions of the United States (9 states reporting), by year, 1993–1996a

No. cases (%)
Region 1993 1994 1995 1996
Northeast 0 0 0 0
Southeast 11 (79) 0 0 2 (50)
North central 1 (7) 0 0 0
South central 0 1 (25) 0 0
Mountain 2 (14) 3 (75) 3 (100) 2 (50)
Pacific 0 0 0 0
Total 14 4 3 4

aThese data are reported as part of the passive laboratory based surveillance system using the Public Health Laboratory Information System software developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Association of State and Territorial Public Health Laboratory Directors.

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