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Volume 7, Number 6—December 2001

Dispatch

Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease Following Hot Tub Exposure

Ellen J. Mangione*Comments to Author , Gwen Huitt†, Dennis Lenaway‡, James Beebe*, Ann Bailey‡, Mary Figoski§, Michael P. Rau*, Kurt D. Albrecht*, and Mitchell A. Yakrus¶
Author affiliations: *Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, Denver, Colorado, USA;; †University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA;; ‡Boulder County Health Department, Boulder, Colorado, USA;; §University Family Medicine, Boulder, Colorado, USA;; ¶Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA

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Laboratory and pulmonary function test results for five patients with nontuberculous Mycobacterium infection

Pulmonary function tests
Sputum tests FEV1 FVC DLCO/VA RV
Patient AFBa MAC initial 6 mo initial 6 mo initial 6 mo initial 6 mo
1 - smear + culture 1.40 (42%) 2.47 (75%) 1.86 (44%) 3.25 (80%) 82% 87% 179% 147%
2 + smear + culture -- -- -- --
3 - smear + culture -- -- -- --
4 + smear
+ culture - probe 1.98 (61%) 2.63 (76%) 2.57 (68%) 3.41 (84%) 91% 98% 226% 88%
5
- smear
- culture
--
--
--
--
--

aAFB = acid-fast bacilli; MAC = Mycobacterium avium complex; FEV1 = forced expiratory volume; FVC = forced vital capacity; DLCO/VA = diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide; RV = residual volume; - = not done.

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