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Volume 17, Number 3—March 2011

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria from Household Plumbing of Patients with Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Disease

Joseph O. FalkinhamComments to Author 
Author affiliation: Author affiliation: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

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Table 1

Characteristics of NTM isolated from samples from household plumbing of patients with NTM infection, 2007–2009*

No. patients 31
No. households sampled 37†
Households with NTM 22/37 (59)
Households with >1 NTM species
10/22 (45)
Total no. samples collected 394
Samples with NTM 109/394 (28)
Samples with >1 NTM species
6/394 (1.5)
Households with NTM of same species as patient 17/37 (46)
Household and patient NTM share same fingerprint 7/17 (41)

* Values are no. positive results/no. samples in category (%) except as indicated. NTM, nontuberculous mycobacteria.
†Six patients had 2 residences and submitted samples from each.

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